We like what we're hearing so far.
The Word Alive are dropping their new album 'Violent Noise' tomorrow (May 04, 2018), and at this rate we'll be hearing the whole album before it's intended release date.
Following on from the premiere Rock Sound hosted yesterday for 'I Fucked Up', The Word Alive have also dropped a brand new track 'Human', featuring Sincerely Collins. The track is decidedly hip-hop inspired, and a bit of a departure from the songs we've already heard from the band.
Listen to The Word Alive's new song 'Human' below:
The Word Alive's new album 'Violent Noise' is being released tomorrow (04 May, 2018) through Fearless Records. You can get all the info on that here.
We had a chat to The Word Alive frontman Telle Smith earlier, to talk all things 'Violent Noise'. Here's a taster:
It’s the band’s first release since the lineup change, how’s that feeling?
It’s been awesome actually. A lot of people might not know but me, Tony [Pizzuti] and Zack [Hansen] have written almost every part of every The Word Alive song since day one. It’s always funny when people are like, ‘Oh, it’s never gonna be the same’. We’ve appreciated every member, and every member contributed to the sound and the shaping of the band, but the core of The Word Alive has always been the three of us. We’ve been the leaders of the band, on the songwriting front and otherwise, so it was really easy because it was only three of us in the studio - it was less cooks in the kitchen. Just the whole process of writing and recording the record was a lot more laid back. It was a lot more enjoyable, we got to take our time, more so because we weren’t waiting around for people to decide if they liked or didn’t like something, or, trying to be creative and needing more time. We were kind of just on fire with writing...someone just always had an idea, and we’d try so many different things. We wrote probably over 60 songs so it was really fun to make this record. And now starting to play these songs live, they’re coming to life so much…and I’m very very stoked.
The sound across the album is a lot more diverse than you previous records, where did that come from?
I think the big thing was we just wanted to create a sound, and a record, that was The Word Alive. Like, if you like these songs, then there’s not necessarily a lot of options for you to listen to something else. We wanted didn’t just want to make a record that sounds like someone else, just to try and keep up with what’s either popular or what people think of the band. We really wanted to carve our own niche into the hard rock/heavy music world and be experimental - try things and have fun, so there were no rules with this record. You can listen to this record as a whole, and you can tell by the way that the track listing is that it really flows well, but you need a little more [flexibility] with the idea of playlists and singles. It’s ok to love these two songs, and not these two songs… you don’t have to listen to the record as a whole to find something special that you love, so that was kind of our mindset - just writing music that we’re fans of, that we want to listen to, that we also want to play live.