AFI have announced a new album!.
Titled Bodies, the upcoming album from the American rock band is the follow-up to 2017’s self-titled effort, and is scheduled to be released in June this year, via Rise Records.
The upcoming album was mixed by Tony Hoffer [DEPECHE MODE, BELLE & SEBASTIAN] and mastered by Vlado Meller [OASIS, PINK FLOYD]. Guitarist Jade Puget produced the album and handled most of the engineering and speaking about the upcoming album, he says, “anyone who knows our catalogue 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.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have shared two new songs from the upcoming album; Looking Tragic and Begging For Trouble. “Looking Tragic addresses the theme of overstimulation resulting in desensitisation,” explains frontman Davey Havok. “Melodic and driving, the song came to life quickly and immediately stood out as a track to make bodies, if not sentiments, move.”
“After years of receiving early versions of songs from Jade and Davey, in forms that span loosely arranged chords and scratch vocal to fully realised demos, I think I have become quite adept at knowing which songs will or will not make the record,” adds drummer Adam Carson. “Begging For Trouble was green lit, at least in my mind, the moment I heard the vocals come in. To me, the track is a cornerstone of the new record.”