Australian metalcore heavyweights The Amity Affliction have been dropping intense songs over the past few months — and here’s another.
“Forever” is a powerful, emotive track and the latest from the quartet. You can hear and watch it’s profound music video below.
Of the song, singer Joel Birch says it’s “about the dueling internal narrative while in the depths of a depressive episode. On the one hand, love and support, on the other hand, thoughts of suicide, while also grappling with the follow on effect it would have.
“I made a promise to myself to make it to my son’s eighteenth birthday when he was three, and I intend to keep it. Hopefully by then I will have figured out how to properly cope with what is likely a lifelong battle with Bipolar II.”
Upon announcing the upcoming record, Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them, TAA said, “This album is a result of our re-found love for heavy music. We wanted to make a heavier album to back up our most recent releases to let our fans know that we understand what the majority want to hear from us. We have experimented creatively over the years and are now able to apply what we’ve learned to what we consider the perfect blend of Amity new and old.”
The album arrives tomorrow, February 21st, and is the band’s Pure Noise Records debut.
In addition to releasing Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them, the Amity Affliction have a big 2020 ahead of them. The quartet is currently supporting Beartooth in Europe and then skipping over to North America for a long string of dates, which you can see below.
The Amity Affliction North American tour dates with Stray From the Path and UnityTX:
04/28 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Bar
05/09 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
05/10 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/12 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
05/19 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
With Sleeping With Sirens, Stray From the Path and UnityTX:
04/15 Reno, NV – Cargo
04/17 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
04/18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04/19 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
04/20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
04/24 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/25 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
04/26 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
04/29 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
04/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/01 St Louis, MO – Pop’s
05/05 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
05/06 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
05/08 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
05/13 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (tickets)
05/16 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
05/18 Portland, ME – State Theatre
05/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/21 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
05/22 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
05/23 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave