DREAM THEATER have just released an animated video for the song “Barstool Warrior”. The track comes from their recently released album “Distance Over Time” and tells the fictional story of a man and a woman reflecting on their life decisions.

You may watch the video below:

“’Barstool Warrior’ is a fictional tale about two characters, unrelated but connected in their lament over being stuck in dead end situations. The first is a local townie, alcoholic who never escaped the humdrum of his sleepy, maritime village. The second, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship trying to survive from day to day while questioning what makes her stay. Both are able to reimagine their lives and find the courage to embrace a better future by embodying the person they dream of being,” explains guitarist John Petrucci.

Check out our review for “Distance Over Time”.

Distance Over Time

“Distance Over Time” artwork and track listing:

Dream Theater - Distance Over Time

1. Untethered Angel
2. Paralyzed
3. Fall into the Light
4. Barstool Warrior
5. Room 137
6. S2N
7. At Wit’s End
8. Out of Reach
9. Pale Blue Dot

Photo – Mark Maryanovich