After introducing the next chapter of the band with a new single late last year, beloved Aussie heavyweights The Amity Affliction have followed up today with ‘I See Dead People’ , a solemn tribute to those left behind featuring Louie Knuxx. The Kiwi rapper passed away in 2021 of a heart attack and was a close friend of the band, making ‘I See Dead People’ an eerily fitting expression of grief for a fallen brother.
As is the usual case with The Amity Affliction, the song is deeply personal to frontman Joel Birch, coming from a band known to never, under any circumstances, phone their music in. Baring his heart, Birch noted that the track dives into “the ongoing and nebulous struggle that comes with dealing with the pain of friends killing themselves, while myself dealing with passive suicidal ideation.” The song was shared with an accompanying clip, which you can check out below.
It follows on from ‘Show Me Your God’, which the act unveiled at the end of last November. That single was earmarked as the first song off a forthcoming self-produced record. Elaborating, they shared: “The song is the first in a series of explorations and internal meditations on how our past shapes us and interacts with our various mental struggles in the present, drawing from both personal experience and also the trauma of close friends who have passed away or who have dealt with close loved ones passing away.”
With more news evidently on the horizon, fans are anticipating the full details of the eighth studio album from The Amity Affliction shortly. The act’s last record, Everyone Loves You…Once You Leave Them, was released in 2020, supported by a tour that sold out nationally, an appearance at the Good Things Festival last year and a trio of singles in 2021 – ‘Like Love’, ‘Give Up The Ghost’ and ‘Somewhere Beyond The Blue’.