In late 2016, Invent Animate was fresh off a European Tour with ERRA & Northlane in support of their Sophomore album “Stillworld” (#133 Billboard Top 200 and #30 Top Current Albums, respectively) when they announced the departure of their former vocalist Ben English on social media. English’s sudden exit from the group forced the band to take a step back from touring and search for a new singer. This left fans wondering what was to come of the band. The rumors began circulating. In 2017, they teased us all with an instrumental version of “Stillworld” and encouraged their fans to record their own vocals on the songs as an open audition to be the next vocalist. In just a few days, their search was over and the band went completely silent.
On November 8th, 2019, Invent Animate broke that silence. “Cloud Cascade” released and was the first new song/music video from the band in over three years. It was also the first time fans heard the new vocalist, Marcus Vik (Aviana).
Invent Animate made their full return on March 13th, with a full-length album, Greyview, released on Tragic Hero Records.