ARCHITECTS Announce New Album 'For Those That Wish To Exist' And Release New Single 'Animals'
ARCHITECTS will release their ninth studio record 'For Those That Wish To Exist' on February 26th via Epitaph. The self-produced record arrives as the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2018 release 'Holy Hell', which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, band mate and best friend in Tom Searle, the group’s founding guitarist. On 'For Those That Wish To Exist', ARCHITECTS examine the part we are all playing in the world’s slow destruction, and tackle the biggest questions facing the future of our planet. Such concerns that have long been prevalent in the music of a band who have continually championed and shared their platform with causes such as Sea Shepherd, are outspoken critics of barbaric exercises such as fox hunting, and who focus on sustainability in everything from their touring to merch production. The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course, and a paralysing negativity of defeatism; where hope and despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. A reflection of human condition, 'For Those That Wish To Exist' calls for all of us to rise to challenge established models and strive for a collective betterment. “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,” summarizes principal songwriter Dan Searle. “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.” Yesterday, the band shared the first glimpse at the forthcoming record with the release of the first single, “Animals.”
Architects are on the cover of this week’s Kerrang! issue. Read even more about the album with the Architects cover story, which is live today from 4am PT/7am EST/12pm GMT.
'FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST' TRACK LISTING
Do You Dream of Armageddon? Black Lungs Giving Blood Discourse Is Dead Dead Butterflies An Ordinary Extinction Impermanence ft. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive) Flight Without Feathers Little Wonder ft. Mike Kerr (Royal Blood) Animals Libertine Goliath ft. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) Demi God Meteor Dying Is Absolutely Safe
ARCHITECTS is vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle, bassist Ali Dean and guitarists Josh Middleton and Adam Christianson.