MUSIC NEWS: Rival Sons Announce New Album ‘DARKFIGHTER’ & Release ‘Nobody Wants To Die’ Music Video
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Rival Sons have announced their new album DARKFIGHTER is set for release on 10th March 2023.
“DARKFIGHTER represents the cultural mitosis of isolation, the Pandemic, and the national fabric of the US getting looser and looser. When I say ‘Cultural Mitosis’, there are lines being drawn constantly. We’re so divided, and you can’t step over the lines without offending someone. It certainly informed my writing,” explains vocalist Jay Buchanan of the album. “We recognized a responsibility to put a good word on people’s ears so there’s a good word coming back on their tongues too. We missed the joy of the live show and that magical interaction. When it was taken from us, that made me want to sing about topics that were important. There are strong themes on this record of loss of identity, preservation of joy, and beholding light and shape again.”
Alongside the album announcement, the band have shared a video for new single Nobody Wants To Die.
Commenting on the single, Buchanan adds, “You live your life knowing that the sword of Damocles is hanging over your head by a thread. You’re fully aware of the impermanence of your existence, but you can’t think about it all the time—or it’ll fuck your life up. I used to work in a mortuary as a service advisor for a few years, driving and opening the hearses. I’d attend three funerals per day. Sometimes, they would be filled over capacity. Other times, it would just be me, a priest, and a hole in the ground. It doesn’t matter who you are; the great equalizer is coming. I was thinking of this because the music sounded like pursuit.”
The video was directed by Éli Sokhn and can be seen below!
DARKFIGHTER is available to pre-order/pre-save now.