New Zealand rapper Louie Knuxx is featured in a posthumous verse.
(Pic by Tom Barnes)
The Amity Affliction have returned with I See Dead People, the follow-up to the recently released Show Me Your God. Their latest single features the late New Zealand rapper Louie Knuxx, a close friend of the band who tragically passed away from a heart attack in 2021.
I See Dead People is lyrically and musically heavy, with vocalist Joel Birch discussing "the ongoing and nebulous struggle that comes with dealing with the pain of friends killing themselves, while myself dealing with passive suicidal ideation."
With no clean vocals from Ahren Stringer, the track is filled with breakdowns, blast beats, and a music video that turns ominous when Birch screams, "I am death".
In November, The Amity Affliction gave us a taste of new music after putting out the singles Like Love, Give Up The Ghost, and Somewhere Beyond The Blue in 2021.
"Show Me Your God is the first song of our first self-produced record," the band said. "The song is the first in a series of explorations and internal meditations on how our past shapes us and interacts with our various mental struggles in the present, drawing from both personal experience and also the trauma of close friends who have passed away or who have dealt with close loved ones passing away."
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Before its release, the band posted a teaser on Instagram with the caption, "Clear your schedules... this time tomorrow (7 am AEDT) our new single Show Me Your God will be available on all streaming platforms. Don't worry, we'll remind you!" followed by details for their TikTok handle.
Show Me Your God followed vocalist Joel Birch's teasing on social media. He gifted fans with the following information: the Aussie metalcore band's eighth album is done! "New album finished. Mixed. Done," Birch tweeted. He added, "[it's the] Heaviest music we've ever written."
Well, colour us excited! The vocalist also replied to fans who inquired album the upcoming album. One person asked, "heavier than [the band's 2010 album] Youngbloods?" to which Birch responded, "Makes Youngbloods sound like [2018 album] Misery".
Check out I See Dead People below and add it to your library here.