Crown The Empire announced their new album with a bang, sharing a new track in “MZRY” with a corresponding music video.
The abstract visuals follow a man struggling against smiley-marked pills and the demons that come with them, making a subtle statement on substance abuse.
The band shared news of the album via Twitter early this morning, also showing a short snippet of the “MZRY” music video.
“GET READY. @CrownTheEmpire will be releasing the new album, Sudden Sky, on July 19th,” the caption reads.
GET READY. @CrownTheEmpire will be releasing the new album, Sudden Sky, on July 19th. Watch the animated music video for MZRY and pre-order the album here: https://t.co/WW9uBPu4ud pic.twitter.com/IZYwfqRnvO
— Rise Records (@riserecords) June 19, 2019
The new album shares a title with the band’s April single, “Sudden Sky.” They say the tracks give a look inside the minds of those who wrote them, and the society we’re stuck in.
“Our new album, Sudden Sky, is a digital representation of who we are at this moment in time,” they comment in a statement. “It captures our innermost fears and anxieties while questioning humanity and the chaos of the world we live in today.”
Citing the inspiration as an “urgent search for meaning,” the band looks to make a clear statement on humanity.
“The only way to truly be human is to be vulnerable,” the band say. “Sudden chance and destruction will lead to your liberation.”
You can check out the new track and video below.
Sudden Sky is set to release July 19 via Rise Records. Preorders for the record, as well as the new track, are available here.
07/26 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
07/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
07/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
07/30 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
08/01 – Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theatre
08/02 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
08/03 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
08/04 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
08/06 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
08/07 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
08/09 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
08/10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
08/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
08/13 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
08/14 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
08/16 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
08/17 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
08/18 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
08/20 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
08/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
08/23 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
08/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Encore
08/25 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues