Architects have dropped explosive new song “Dead Butterflies” ahead of the release of new album For Those That Wish to Exist next month.
Much like previous single “Animals,” the dynamic “Dead Butterflies” juxtaposes explosive choruses, heightened with orchestral instrumentation, against haunting, minimal verses.
The song arrived with a live video of “Dead Butterflies,” performed at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall in November last year to a non-existent crowd. The empty venue contributes an eeriness to the black-and-white clip, as the band power through the single in front of a massive LED screen sparsely filled with butterflies flying in slow motion.
“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 revealed in a press release. “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.”
For Those That Wish to Exist will drop on February 26 via Epitaph Records. Listen to “Dead Butterflies” here: