As It Is

Fearless British rockers As It Is‘ new album The Great Depression drops next Friday, Aug. 10, and now you can hear a galvanizing new tune from the forthcoming release by following the band on Spotify. Hear “The Fire, The Dark” below.

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As It Is vocalist Patty Walters describes The Great Depression, the band’s emo-evoking third LP, as an “exploration of the question ‘Do we as a society have a fetish for mental illness? Do we romanticize or glorify a sickness? It was important for me to do some soul searching around that question. Are we part of a scene that actually does more damage than good in terms of the way we talk about these issues?”

Check out “The Fire, The Dark” and sound off in the comments.

As It Is tour dates

08/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Old Cypress Lot *
08/03 – Orlanda, FL @ Tinker Field *
08/04 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credut Union Amphitheater *
08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *
11/18 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
11/19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
11/21 – Hamburg, Germany @ LOGO
11/22 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
11/23 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
11/25 – Bristol, England @ Thekla
11/26 – Edinburgh, England @ Liquid Room
11/28 – Manchester, England @ O2 Ritz Manchester
11/29 – Birminhgam, England @ O2 Institute
12/01 – London, England @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
* Vans Warped Tour 2018

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