Hot on the heels of their recent album and tour announcement, ARCHITECTS, have just revealed a new single entitled ‘deep fake’ via Epitaph. The track was Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record In The World on her BBC Radio 1 show this evening.
‘deep fake’ is the opener from their highly anticipated new studio album, ‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’. It is a vibrant and bombastic record, with a rave-rock intro that culminates in a collapse of pure hard rock riffery.
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This will be the third single to be revealed from the new album, the first being the anthemic ‘when we were young’, which whet the appetites of fans and has been streamed over 10 million times to date, and the second track ‘tear gas’ 3.5 million times since its release in July.
‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’ will be the band’s 10th studio album and is the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed UK number 1 album ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’. The band barely had time to celebrate success when they began the process or writing the songs that make up the new record. Produced by Dan Searle and Josh Middleton, with additional production from Sam Carter at Deacon’s Middle Farm Studios and their own HQ, Electric Studios in Brighton. The band were buoyed by finally being back in the room together after their last album was made mostly remotely due to COVID restrictions, the result was something altogether more “free, playful and spontaneous’ the band’s drummer and songwriter Dan explains.
The album is a blast of energy with layers of electronic and industrial sounding moments that set the cinematic moodscape for the 11-track ride. There is more than a passing nod to the band’s post-rock influences as well as now familiar fist pumping anthems such as ‘when we were young’, and new single ‘tear gas’. “Anything is possible – wake up the unstoppable.”
‘the classic symptoms of a broken spirit’ is set to confirm the bands status, even further, as one of the most exciting young rock bands to emerge from the UK.