Just one day after announcing their new collab-filled record Heartwork featuring guest appearances from members of Blink-182, Beartooth and more, today The Used has returned with a brand new single.
Titled “Paradise Lost, A Poem By John Milton,” The Used’s new track is a guitar-heavy tune coupled with a touching, orchestral intro.
Talking about the new single, frontman Bert McCracken says, “I’ve always been a bit obsessed with Paradise Lost. I really dug deep into the poem and its author, John Milton. As I was reading a lot of his political essays I realized that a lot of what ‘Satan’ says in Paradise Lost are quotes directly from John Milton’s own mouth. A lot of people thought he was the devil back then. He had a huge problem with the show of opulence from the Church. He thought it was disgusting. His poem is about the failed revolution against the Church of England, which is Satan’s failed revolution on earth. And what’s more incredible or exciting than a failed revolution?”
To check out The Used’s new energetic track, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Heartwork before it hits stores April 24th.