Following on from their hugely triumphant live stream event at The Royal Albert Hall on Saturady 21 November Architects share ‘Black Lungs’, the second single off their forthcoming ninth studio record ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’. The new track follows the colossal single ‘Animals.
The band have also shared the post-apocalyptic video for “Black Lungs,” directed by Jeb Hardwick. The track calls for us to examine the role we are currently playing in the destruction of the world with barren landscapes, and foreshadowing of extinction.
On ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’, Architects tackle the biggest questions facing the future of our planet with their grandest, most expansive sonic offering yet. On this hugely ambitious, self-produced record, the band build upon their much loved, hallmark heavy and intense sound, by bringing in layers of electronics, orchestral strings, brass instruments and choirs
The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to
correct our collective course, and a paralysing negativity of defeatism; where hope and
despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. A reflection of
human condition, ‘For Those That Wish To Exist’ calls for all of us to rise to challenge
established models and strive for a collective betterment. Such concerns that have long been
prevalent in the music of a band who have continually championed and shared their platform
with causes such as Sea Shepherd, are outspoken critics of barbaric exercises such as fox
hunting, and who focus on sustainability in everything from their touring to merch production.
‘FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST’ TRACK LISTING
Do You Dream of Armageddon?
Discourse Is Dead
An Ordinary Extinction
Impermanence ft. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
Flight Without Feathers
Little Wonder ft. Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
Goliath ft. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
Dying Is Absolutely Safe