Just a couple weeks after revealing plans for a brand new album, AFI has returned with a special treat for listeners – not one but TWO new singles.
Titled “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles,” the two new tracks from the scene staples showcase a variety of different styles and sounds.
Elaborating on the songs, frontman Davey Havok says, “As I recall, ‘Twisted Tongues’ came of the Blood era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album. The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforeseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.”
As for the second tune, Havok notes, “Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with a darkness and radiance. Musically, ‘Escape from Los Angeles’ called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city’s dichotomous allure.”
Guitarist Jade Puget continued where Havok left off adding, “Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together. Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent but those things come about organically. Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that because it would only hinder our creativity.”
To check out both “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles,” be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order a special 7″ physical release of the tracks here.