Following where they left off with last year’s hard-hitting release “Wasting Time,” Florida metalcore act Afterlife is back with a blistering new single titled “Burn It Down.”
Inspired by frustrations felt during the COVID crisis late last year, the Hopeless Records act came together to construct their angry new anthem.
“‘Burn It Down’ was written towards the tail end of the recording process and at that time we were many months into the global pandemic which personally resulted in a lot of anger and frustration with how things were being handled in not only our country but around the world,” shares frontman Tyler Levenson.
“Writing and recording music in a time where there is this looming sense of fear and uncertainty put me in a place where I’ve never been before mentally,” he adds. “At that time I felt very hopeless and as if my ‘world’ was on fire so I wanted the song to feel very empowering and anthemic in tone to counter how I was feeling which resulted in the lyrics ‘You bring the match, I’ll bring the gas, together we’ll burn it and live among the ash’ and ‘When push comes to shove, you gave us no choice’ to really visualize that we’ve had enough and it’s time for change which I’m sure many others feel the same exact way as we do.”
To check out the band’s passionate new track and its searing music video, be sure to look below.