Sound the klaxon; AFI have confirmed a new album in the works and Bodies will officially be released this summer via Rise Records. This announcement follows on the heels of last month’s song, the first new music in two years, and the band have now been gracious enough to release two more.
“‘Looking Tragic’ addresses the theme of overstimulation resulting in desensitisation,” says frontman Davey Havok. “Melodic and driving, the song came to life quickly and immediately stood out as a track to make bodies, if not sentiments, move.”
“After years of receiving early versions of songs from Jade and Davey, in forms that span loosely arranged chords and scratch vocal to fully realised demos, I think I have become quite adept at knowing which songs will or will not make the record,” adds drummer Adam Carson. “‘Begging For Trouble’ was green lit, at least in my mind, the moment I heard the vocals come in. To me, the track is a cornerstone of the new record.”
‘Looking Tragic’ also comes accompanied by a video, which you can check out below:
And listen to ‘Begging For Trouble’: