Set It Off is giving listeners another preview of its upcoming album.
The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Lonely Dance‘ on Monday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming Fearless Records debut album Midnight, which is currently scheduled to be released Feb. 1.
The sci-fi style video places the band on board a spaceship, facing a dangerous alien force much in the vein of so many sci-fi horror flicks. Meanwhile, the song’s upbeat arrangement plays against the video, accompanying a seemingly positive lyrical message.
Carson explained that lyrical message in an interview, saying that ‘Lonely Dance’ focuses on a very targeted audience.
“Welcome to ‘Lonely Dance,’ the anthem of the introvert, where we can all be content and not feel like a freak for just wanting to stay inside where we feel at home. We’re really excited about this song and the music video accompanied with it.”
Carson sings, “1 step forward, 1 step backwards/Some days I’m up/Some days I’m down/Some days the world is way too loud/Some days my bed won’t let me out/But I’m out with missin’ out on the social anxiety/Out on the phony friends I don’t need/So I just turn off my phone and turn on TV/’Cause solo’s the only way I can breath/So I just do my little dance/Performing for my only fan/’Cause solo’s the only way I can breathe.”
He goes on to sing later in the song, “My room is where my heart is/I do my little lonely dance/I don’t need you to understand/And there’s no way I’m stoppin’/It’s like nobody’s watchin’/As I do my little lonely dance.”
Carson elaborated on the video’s concept saying that it illustrates the song’s message very well.
“It’s honestly my favorite music video of ours to date,” Carson said. “As far as the concept, how can you get more isolated than space? It was an unbelievable experience to work on a set so intricate as beautiful as that spaceship, and the team behind the camera were just amazing!”
The premiere of the the video for ‘Lonely Dance’ comes almost four months after the band premiered the video for Midnight‘s lead single, ‘Killer in the Mirror.’ Despite it’s semi-poppy sound, that song is a hard-hitting piece that seems to center on those people who can dish it out, but cannot take it.
Pre-orders for Midnight are open now. The full track listing is noted below.
MIDNIGHT TRACK LISTING:
1. “Killer In The Mirror”
3. “Lonely Dance”
4. “Different Songs”
5. “For You Forever”
6. “Dancing With The Devil”
7. “Go To Bed Angry” [feat. Wayfarers]
8. “Midnight Thoughts”
9. “Criminal Minds”
10. “No Disrespect”
11. “Stitch Me Up”
12. “Raise No Fool”
13. “I Want You (Gone)” [feat. Matt Appleton]
14. “Unopened Windows”
15. “Happy All The Time” [feat. Skyler Acord]
Along with the announcement of its new video, Set It Off also recently announced it will tour in support of Midnight this winter. The band’s current schedule is set to launch Feb. 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada and to run through March 24 in San Francisco, California. The tour also features dates in Greensboro, North Carolina; Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado. The tour’s current schedule is noted below.
SET IT OFF ON TOUR:
MIDNIGHT WORLD TOUR PART 1
2/15 — Las Vegas, NV — Hard Rock Hotel
2/16 — Pomona, CA — The Glass House
2/17 — Santa Cruz, CA — The Catalyst
2/19 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
2/20 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
2/23 — Salt Lake City, UT — In The Venue
2/24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theatre
2/26 — Chicago, IL — Metro
2/27 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
2/28 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
3/2 — Millvale, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/3 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
3/5 — Cleveland Heights, OH — Grog Shop
3/6 — Toronto, ON — Mod Club
3/8 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
3/9 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
3/10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
3/12 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern
3/13 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
3/15 — Orlando, FL — The Abbey
3/18 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
3/19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
3/20 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
3/22 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile
3/23 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy
3/24 — San Francisco, CA — Great American Music Hall
Midnight is Set It Off’s fourth full-length studio recording. The band’s full-length debut Cinematics was released in 2013 via Equal Vision Records. It was followed up in 2014 by the release of Duality, Duality: Stories Unplugged in 2015 and Upside Down in 2016.
Prior to the release of Cinematics, the band released its debut EP Baby,You Don’t Tripjaharda in 2008. Its sophomore EP Calm Before The Storm followed in 2009 and its third EP Horrible Kids in 2011.
More information on Set It Off’s new single, video and tour is available online now at:
To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.