As It Is have released their latest single “IN THREES," which is inspired by succumbing to defeat and the results it eventually causes. The new track is a collaboration between the band, Set It Off vocalist Cody Carson and JordyPurp.

The new single will appear on their fourth studio album, I WENT TO HELL AND BACK, due out Feb. 4 via Fearless Records.

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“IN THREES” lyrically dissects the concept of getting caught up in your own thoughts. Lead vocalist Patty Walters explains the song’s meaning and how they were able to create the dark overtone.

“‘IN THREES’ was inspired by spending too much time all alone in your head," Walters says to AltPress. "You start to build an alternate reality, where what's 'true' is twisted and contorted, and after enough time, it becomes reality. It leaves you hurt and spiteful and violent and numb. It's an intensely dark listen, both lyrically and musically, but it was a total opposition experience to create."

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Carson also emphasizes the track’s overwhelming feeling of defenselessness. He points out how, sonically, it captures the very real emotion.

“This song has aggression, vulnerability, meaningfulness, genuine pain and acceptance,” Carson says. “It’s the human experience. This song to me is the definition of new alt. The way it begins with the loud bass synth paired with the fire alarm to the octave gliding distorted guitars in the chorus."

"I got a call at 1 a.m. from Ronnie [Ish, guitarist/vocalist], and as soon as I first heard the song, I knew exactly what to do with it," JordyPurp says. "Twelve hours later, I was in the booth, and we never looked back."

In addition, As It Is’ I WENT TO HELL AND BACK will refine their fusion of pop, punk and rock. The group will also hit the road in 2022 to support Set It Off's headline tour.

Presave I WENT TO HELL AND BACK, and purchase tickets to the tour here.

I WENT TO HELL AND BACK tracklisting

01. “IDGAF”
02. “I LIE TO ME”
03. “ILY, HOW ARE YOU?”
04. “I’D RATHER DIE”
05. “I MISS 2003”
06. “I’M SICK AND TIRED”
07. “I WANT TO SEE GOD”
08. “IN THREES”
09. “I HATE ME TOO”
10. “I’M GONE”
11. “I DIE 1000X”
12. “I CAN’T FEEL A THING”
13. “I WENT TO HELL AND BACK”

As It Is tour dates

01/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
01/14 – The Van Buren @ Phoenix, AZ
01/16 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
01/17 – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
01/18 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
01/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
01/21 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
01/22 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
01/25 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Underground
01/26 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
01/27 – Boston, MA @ Big Night Live
01/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
01/30 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
01/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
02/02 – Detroit, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
02/04 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
02/05 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
02/06 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
02/08 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
02/09 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
02/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
02/12 – Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre