An intensely dark version of the band, with a video inspired by… Deliverance?
“When Paolo first wrote the demo for this song, he really wrote it as a joke, as this weird song about Colonel Sanders from KFC. But he played me this thing and I was like, ‘This is incredible!’ We did this trip down to Bell, Florida, which looks like Deliverance / The Walking Dead. People discount how scary Florida is. You think of the Slipknot Iowa record and it’s like, ‘Okay, that’s scary, Iowa is a scary place,’ but Florida is really scary too. So we went to Bell, Florida, and I was the most ethnic thing they’d ever seen. We’re in this little canoe thing and the engine broke so we had to get to this weird boat gas station, and the surrounding area was just this really scary forest. In Waves delves into the wooden thing, and when we think of a lot of horror films that we love, or these cool mythologies, a lot of them are in the woods. Black metal logos are always wooden looking, and we started delving heavily into visuals and thinking about them as much as the music.”