Angels and Airwaves debuted its latest single and its companion video this week.
The band — Tom DeLonge (vocals, guitar), Ilan Rubin (drums, guitar, backing vocals), David Kennedy (guitar), and Matt Rubano (bass) — debuted its new single, ‘Euphoria‘ Wednesday, along with its companion video.
The song’s musical arrangement is an engaging and entertaining work. Its guitars and keyboards lend themselves to comparisons to works from Rush at some points and Jane’s Addiction at others. That is a stark contrast in styles and sounds, but the band balances the two sides together easily here.
DeLonge addressed the song’s musical and lyrical sides in a prepared statement.
“In a music world that seems to be absent guitars, angst, and emotional authenticity, I felt it was important to lead with a song that mirrors the post-hardcore days of my youth, where the power of the music creates that feeling we once had as teenagers, where we wanted to break something and change the poisonous environment within our broken homes,” said DeLonge. “These emotions create us. This song shows the seductive nature of an intense love built with that baggage from our youth, from being born into an imperfect household.”
The video for Angels and Airwaves’ new single — directed by DeLonge — plays out like the story from an action/sci-fi flick. A woman lures a man to a secluded trailer and seduces him before seemingly killing him and taking some top secret data that the man had. She takes the information and gives it to an anonymous, masked motorcyclist.
In other news, Angels and Airwaves is scheduled to perform live at Lollapalooza this year. The annual festival is scheduled to take place from July 29 – Aug. 1.
Additionally, a pair of headline shows this fall in New York City and and Los Angels, CA respectively. The first performance is scheduled to take place Oct. 23 at the Hammersmith Ballroom in New York City and the second Nov. 5 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
Tickets for the concerts go on sale at noon local time Friday. A fan club pre-sale for tickets is open now here.
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