Schematic is the new project by Dave Elkins, formerly frontman of alternative pop-rock band Mae.
After a very successful decade fronting Mae, Dave packed his bags and relocated to Nashville for the start of something new. With four LP's, three EP's, and over half a million album sales under his belt worldwide, Elkins longed to refine his approach to making records, to experiment with the unknown. The result emerged under the moniker Schematic.
Elkins released the first EP under the name Schematic in 2012, and signed with Spartan Records in 2013 to release at the beginning of this month the band's first full-length album, "Color (n.) Inside The Lines", a brilliant and breathtakingly complex record you just can't miss.
Landing on a particular sound for Schematic was, and remains to be, a journey that is constantly evolving. Sonically, the album draws heavily from Elkins' progressive pop leanings, but delves into a new territory of experimentation with compelling grooves, interweaving time signatures, and unique instrumentation. In addition to Elkins' adept handiwork, the record features a veritable dream team of producers and contributors. With additional engineering and production by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Lovedrug); co-writes by Stephen Christian (Anberlin) and Mark Padgett (Mae); and guest musical appearances by Jeremy Lutito (Leagues), Chase Lawrence (Coin), and Eleanor Denig, "Color (n.) Inside The Lines" was a process of diverse brilliant collaboration.
Watch the lyric video for the first single off the album,"Stand" following this link.