Following the releases of “Animals” and “Black Lungs”, trailblazing metalcore veterans Architects have returned with the third single off their forthcoming studio album “Dead Butterflies”.
Having made its debut during the band’s 2020 livestream that was filmed inside the legendary Royal Albert Hall, the accompanying music video features footage of when the band performed the song for the first time.
Orchestral touches, subtleties of distorted synths, and vocoded vocals congregate to build the song’s slow, ambient atmosphere.
Between layered instrumentation that brings a grandiose feel, a memorable melodic chorus, and contemplative lyricism, everything listeners have gathered from Architects’ recent demonstration of an ultimately softer sound appears on “Dead Butterflies”. The song is beautifully written, affirming the band’s legacy persisting with a newfound musical identity that’s as existential as it is anthemic.
“This album was me looking at our inability to change to a way of life that would sustain the human race and save the planet.
I wanted to look in the mirror and ask ourselves the question of what are we going to do as opposed to trying to point the finger at politicians. Change has to start on a personal level. The world has developed a culture of wanting someone else to deal with it, when we need to take our own responsibility. It has to start there.”
– Dan Searle (drummer) via NME.
‘For Those That Wish To Exist’ is slated to release on February 26 through Epitaph Records.
Stream “Dead Butterflies” and watch the music video below.