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As It Is Release The Wounded World, Announce New Album The Great Depression

Welcome to the band’s dystopian new era…

As It Is have returned with a brand-new single, The Wounded World, as well as news of their next chapter.

The band’s dark new look accompanies the serious messages behind both The Wounded World and new album The Great Depression (which is due out on August 10 via Fearless Records).

From Patty Walters explains of their new single and video: ”The Wounded World is a commentary on the polarised and volatile modern reality, which we’ve allowed. The video depicts a not-so-distant dystopia, where present-day headlines and technologies are displayed in exhibits as the warning signs of an impending disaster. I feel that we as a society have embodied a destructive habit of talking without listening, surrounding ourselves with alternative facts and headlines, totally void of open-mindedness or empathy. Despite the labels and beliefs that all too often divide us, we are one people, and we’re all to blame.”

Check it out below.

What about the album itself?” We hear you ask. Well, Patty says the following:

The Great Depression is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution.

We’ve approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas. More so than ever before, we’ll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change.”

The Great Depression’s tracklist is as follows:

Stage I: Denial

1. The Great Depression
2. The Wounded World
3. The Fire, The Dark

Stage II: Anger

4. The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry)
5. The Handwritten Letter
6. The Question, The Answer

Stage III: Bargaining

7. The Reaper (ft. Aaron Gillespie)
8. The Two Tongues (Screaming Salvation)
9. The Truth I’ll Never Tell

Stage IV: Acceptance

10. The Haunting
11. The Hurt, The Hope
12. The End.

Pre-order it now at this link – and check out the artwork below too.

As It Is Great Depression Cover

Phew.

Posted on May 17th 2018, 6:00pm
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