Canadian rockers Billy Talent have joined forces with Alternative Press to bring you the premiere of the first single of their upcoming album.
Afraid of Heights, the band's first studio album since 2012, is set for U.S. release July 29 via The End/Warner Records.
“This record is about struggle, both within ourselves and within the society we live," Billy Talent said in an exclusive statement to AP. "It’s about asking questions. It’s about friendship and loyalty and it’s about choosing to not accept things that don’t apply to us. That don't represent us. It’s about believing in the person that’s reflected in the mirror and taking responsibility. It’s about the pressures that society creates and how we’re all trying to figure out where we fit in. It’s about following your dreams and knowing that when you get knocked down you have to get back up. It’s about listening to our planet and learning to respect her. It’s about love and loss and life… but more importantly it’s about the power of ROCK ’N' ROLL.”
The band posted the lyrics to the album's title track about a month ago in conjunction with a contest, and the time has finally come for fans to hear it.