As It Is fans! Today marks a huge turning point for the UK four-piece as not only have they announced a new album but they’ve also revealed their new darker approach to writing music – you’ll see what we mean in just a second.
“Today we are incredibly proud to announce our third album, The Great Depression,” shared the band. “This project started three weeks before the release of okay. and it started with a title - no lyrics, no music, no melodies, just a title. The Great Depression is about the societal romanticization of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution.”
The Fearless Records signees went on to add, “We’ve approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritization has always been immensely important to us and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas. More so than ever before, we’ll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change.”
“This is a record we’re so incredibly proud to have written and we can’t wait for you to experience it with us [on] August 10,” they continued. “With that in mind, we’d like to share with you now the first song of this new era for our band: ‘The Wounded World.‘”
To get a dose of what’s to come from the darker and heavier version of As It Is (just wait until you get to 2:33), be sure to check out their impressive lead single “The Wounded World” below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order the band’s new album here but also grab tickets to see them out on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long.