Atreyu have announced details of their brand-new album, as well as releasing two new songs.
The Orange County mob’s forthcoming record, In Our Wake, is due out October 12 via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm – pre-order it here.
The group have also dropped two new songs: the title-track, and Anger Left Behind.
Here’s In Our Wake:
“With this music video, we wanted our long time director friend Sean Stiegemeier and have him come up with something completely unlike anything we’ve done before,” says bassist Porter McKnight. “We wanted to leave the viewer with a feeling of ‘What the fuck did I just watch!?’ and then play it again to deduce what went down.
“Most of our videos have been story-based or life-based. But with this, we just wanted the subtle thread of humanity’s growth and decline. It starts with water, then earth, nature, city scapes, then slowly decaying humanity. We have a choice as a species to start giving a shit about ourselves and the world around us, and what we choose to make of this life.”
Meanwhile, of the song itself, singer singer Alex Varkatzas says: “It’s a deep one. We looked up to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, and their deaths were fresh during the writing process. It made us think of what we’ll leave in our wake. We have a choice to change the lives of others for the better.”
“The album title In Our Wake comes from the idea that everyday we humans have two roads we can go down,” continues Porter. “Do you choose to inspire, uplift, and enhance each others lives? Or do you prefer to belittle, shit talk, and tear down each other down? With each choice made you leave a ripple that reflects across your community, then onto your city, to your nation, and eventually all across the globe. Who do you leave in your wake?”
Listen to Anger Left Behind, too:
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