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AFI has sent our hype levels through the roof, dropping two new singles: Twisted Tongues and Escape From Los Angeles.
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They are the first taste of new music from the band since the 2018 release of The Missing Man EP.
“As I recall, Twisted Tongues came from the Blood era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album,” says frontman Davey Havok. “The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforeseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.”
“Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with darkness and radiance,” he adds. “Musically, Escape from Los Angeles called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city’s dichotomous allure.”
Guitarist Jade Puget also spoke about the tracks, adding “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.”
Since forming in the mid-90s, AFI has racked up a dedicated fanbase who’ve embraced their ever-evolving identity. Their last LP, 2017’s AFI (The Blood Album), hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts and No. 5 on The Billboard 2000, leading to an extensive headlining run and shows with The Smashing Pumpkins.
Twisted Tongues and Escape From Los Angeles were produced by Jade Puget and mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix, Silversun Pickups). A limited 7” featuring both tracks is available for pre-order now, you can also stream both on all digital platforms. AFI has promised that more music, and an album announcement, will follow in 2021, keep your eyes on their socials for more!