We are just over a month away from the release of Architect’s highly-anticipated new album For Those That Wish To Exist. So far, the band have offered a few sneak peeks at the forthcoming release over the past few months.
Back in October, they dropped their surprise new song “Animals,” which highlights the existential crises we deal with in life. Then, in December, they returned with a post-apocalyptic video for “Black Lungs.”
Now, Architects have unveiled their third new song off of For Those That Wish To Exist. “Dead Butterflies” gives listeners another preview of what they can expect on the new album. As well, the anthemic track further shows Architects’ growth as both musicians and songwriters since 2018’s Holy Hell, their first release following the death of Tom Searle.
Back in November, Architects took over the renowned Royal Albert Hall for their groundbreaking livestream performance. While there, they also filmed the atmospheric video for “Dead Butterflies.”
For Those That Wish To Exist officially arrives on Feb. 26 via Epitaph Records. The self-produced LP includes 15 tracks that tackle what it means to exist while reflecting on the human condition. Listeners can expect to hear Architects’ nostalgic post-hardcore sounds infused with orchestral and electronic elements like you’ve never heard before on this new album.
“This album was me looking at our inability to change to a way of life that would sustain the human race and save the planet,” Searle said. “I wanted to look in the mirror and ask ourselves the question of what are we going to do, as opposed to trying to point the finger at politicians. Change has to start on a personal level. The world has developed a culture of wanting someone else to deal with it when we need to take our own responsibility. It has to start there.”
Architects’ For Those That Wish To Exist tracklisting:
1. Do You Dream of Armageddon?
2. Black Lungs
3. Giving Blood
4. Discourse Is Dead
5. Dead Butterflies
6. An Ordinary Extinction
7. Impermanence ft. Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
8. Flight Without Feathers
9. Little Wonder ft. Mike Kerr (Royal Blood)
12. Goliath ft. Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro)
13. Demi God
15. Dying Is Absolutely Safe
What are your reactions to the “Dead Butterflies” video? Which song are you most looking forward to hearing on Architects’ new album? Let us know in the comments below.