Architects latest track, Dead Butterflies, is from their forthcoming ninth studio album. The track is accompanied by a breathtaking music video, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London, in November last year.
The groundbreaking Royal Albert Hall performance was streamed live in November last year garnering critical acclaim and setting live-streaming records for the genre.
There have now been three tracks released from the much-awaited album, entitled, On For Those That Wish To Exist. Dead Butterflies follows the previously released Black Lungs and colossal single Animals, both of which have amassed more than 18 million streams.
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 the self-produced record, the band build upon the band’s hallmark post-metalcore and layers a burgeoning influence of electronics and orchestral strings, horns, and choirs. The result is a rich tapestry that transcends the limitations of genre and rewards exploration and immersion in its journey.
The record’s 15-tracks hang in a limbo between energising positivity that it is not too late to correct our collective course. To the paralysing negativity of defeatism; where hope and despondency are bed-fellows triggered daily by the simple act of existence. An album that truly reflects the 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.