If you, like so many others, have been spending the past few months manically twiddling your thumbs in despair thinking ‘A new album from Buffalo’s favourite sons, Every Time I Die would make this way more manageable’ well, you better believe we’ve got news for you. Every Time I Die have come good with details for their forthcoming album, Radical, which has been given a street date of Friday, 22nd October.
To drive the news home, the band have also treated us to one of the shiny gems contained within, a true modern day anthem that’s sure to only get truer with time, and nothing short of a cinematic masterpiece, ‘Post-Boredom.’
“’Post-Boredom’ was the first song I ever wrote that gave me the feeling of real Truth,” explains vocalist Keith Buckley.
“I wasn’t hiding any secret confessions in metaphors, I was very much fed up with living an unfulfilling life and felt that I needed a death (either figuratively or literally) in order to have a fighting chance at finding new meaning. I see this song from a distance. It’s reflective but also, finally, detached. not a full ego death, but indicative that the process needed to start immediately in my own life. If you read the lyrics and it resonates with you, then you also need to recognise that you might be feeling unseen in your current form. So, what are YOU going to do about it if given the gift of death?”
Given their uncanny knack of unearthing deeper truths from some of life’s most cunning and baffling situations, one could look around right now and see a world that’s a fertile ground in which Every Time I Die could plant their creative seeds, and indeed it was, but the band has decided to approach the current era topics from a different angle, largely ignoring the negatives to make way for the positives: Humanity, decency, self-worth, with a dash of spirituality for taste.
“I’m dealing with difficult matters this time that isn’t only personal for me but are also universal and more communal experiences,” Keith explains. “The songs are realistic in that they acknowledge that things require a lot of work. But it’s ultimately a very hopeful and uplifting record.”