Gothic doom metal symbiosis DRACONIAN just unveiled a new official video for their hauntingly beautiful hymn, “The Sethian”.
Hellyeah and Mudvayne frontman Chad Gray has delivered his first song as a solo artist, a canopy of “Always on My Mind,” as made popular by Elvis Presley and composed by Willie Nelson. He originally covered the song for his nuptials within the fall of 2020.
This cover is sort of a sonic deviation from how we’re used to hearing Gray, but invigorating nevertheless. Gray sings gently over a piano and a few strings, and also the video features clips of him dancing along with his wife, SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz, on their day.
Watch the video below.
“Planning a wedding is grueling — from flowers to location to picking the music. We initially chose ‘Dream On’ for our first dance song. Now I’m not sure how or why I landed on ‘Always on my Mind,'” Gray said in a press release.
The vocalist recalled hearing the song in passing and being moved by its lyrics.
“It was super cool when I started it because I realized that this was such a different way of singing. No one has ever heard me doing anything like this,” he continued. “This was done for my wedding, but I thought, ‘Should I release this song to the public?’ I always talk about how I look at my fans as more than fans. They’re family, and I wanted to share this moment with them.“