British outfit Architects have released an apocalyptic new single, “Meteor.”
On the powerful new track, Architects grapple with the apathy and inaction that continues humanity’s collision course towards climate crisis. “They said it’s time to go to war / Yeah, I’ve heard it all before,” belts frontman Sam Carter. “I should be moving mountains / But I’m like fire in the snow.”
“Meteor” follows previous singles “Animals” and “Dead Butterflies,” both of which will also appear on their new album For Those That Wish to Exist. It also exemplifies the album’s larger message about climate change. “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,” drummer Dan Searle said in a statement.
“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.”
For Those That Wish to Exist will be Architects’ first LP since 2018’s Holy Hell. It will be released on February 26 via Epitaph. Listen to “Meteor” below: