‘FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST’ OUT FEBRUARY 26
Today, ARCHITECTS are thrilled to share ‘Dead Butterflies’ – the third single to be taken from their forthcoming ninth studio album ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’. Accompanying ‘Dead Butterflies’ is a breathtaking music video, filmed at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London, in November last year.
The groundbreaking Royal Albert Hall performance was streamed live on November 21st, garnering critical acclaim, and setting live-streaming records for the genre. NME gave the performance a perfect 5/5 score, calling ARCHITECTS “a band at the peak of their talents” and stating that “on the basis of these new songs, they’re heading somewhere remarkable indeed.”
“Dead Butterflies” follows previously released tracks “Black Lungs” and colossal single “Animals,” both of which have amassed 18M+ streams and 8.2 + YouTube views. Additionally, “Animals” was on BBC Radio 1 playlist for six weeks in the row.
Early critical praise “Dead Butterflies”
“Fittingly for a record principally concerned with negating environmental destruction, there is rage and there is regret; you’d expect this from a group who have titled one of their new songs ‘Dead Butterflies’. But here Architects aren’t shouting at you as much as with you.” – NME 5/5 (live review)
“The surprises don’t end there, though, with Architects debuting three new songs. Live, For Those That Wish To Exist’s lead single Animals is even more direct. Blending industrial rage with bursts of arena-pop, the marching track is urgent, ambitious and brilliant. We’d call it the catchiest thing Architects have ever done, but that title belongs to the vicious Dead Butterflies; a honey-dipped synth-led rager”. – METAL HAMMER
On ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’, ARCHITECTS tackle the biggest questions facing the future of our planet with their grandest, most expansive sonic offering yet. On the self-produced record, the band build upon the band’s hallmark post-metalcore and layers a burgeoning influence of electronics and orchestral strings, horns, and choirs. The result is a rich tapestry that transcends the limitations of genre and rewards exploration and immersion in its journey.
The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course and 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. 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.
‘FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST’ TRACK LISTING
Do You Dream of Armageddon?
Discourse Is Dead
An Ordinary Extinction
Impermanence ft. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
Flight Without Feathers
Little Wonder ft. Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
Goliath ft. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
Dying Is Absolutely Safe
ARCHITECTS is vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle, bassist Ali Dean and
guitarists Josh Middleton and Adam Christianson.
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