MUSIC NEWS: The Five Hundred Announce Album Details & Release Video For New Single ‘Our Demise’

The Five Hundred have announced their sophomore album A World On Fire, due for release on 30th July 2021 via Long Branch Records

To celebrate, the metalcore quintet have released a video for their new single Our Demise. 

“I remember reading a paper about how people can pass away simply because they’ve given up. Life has beaten them and they feel defeat is inescapable. It was a study by researchers about the ‘clinical markers’ for ‘give-up-itis’, a crude term used to describe what is known medically as psychogenic death. It usually follows a trauma from which a person thinks there is no escape, making death seem like the only rational outcome. If not arrested, death usually occurs three weeks after the first stage of withdrawal. The researcher quoted: Psychogenic death is real. It isn’t suicide, it isn’t linked to depression, but the act of giving up on life and dying usually within days, is a very real condition often linked to severe trauma,” the band explains.

“It’s a subject matter that triggers thoughts, perhaps analogously, that we are experiencing a societal or ecological version of this. We have given up on ourselves, and we have just accepted that this is the only, inevitable conclusion, to fade away, wide-eyed and hopeless.

“As a society we swing from the opposite ends of the pendulum, of environmental activism, which society bizarrely labels as ‘extremism’ to the flaccid apathy of ‘middle-of-the-road Joe Public’, who questions whether any of this is even real. We don’t need two polar opposites to war with each other, we need the middle ground to get the f**k in the water and learn to swim. We haven’t decided if this song is about fighting on or giving up… I guess we’ll let the listener decide…”

A World On Fire is available to pre-order HERE.

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