crown the empire what i am
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Crown The Empire dropped a video for a second single, “what i am.”

The band previously released a video for “20/20,” which was Crown The Empire’s first taste of new music since 2016’s full-length Retrograde.

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“what i am” has the band performing behind a one-way mirror, leading to an explosive ending for a science experiment gone wrong.

According to frontman Andy Leo, the new track is the most important one the band has yet to release.

“‘what i am’ is the most important Crown the Empire song we have released yet,” Leo says. “Throughout the past few years, I have been involved in some rough relationships with various people. I spent a lot of time writing the lyrics to this song because I was not having an easy time being so vulnerable and I had to get these words out for my own sanity.”

“It’s hard for anyone to ask themselves, ‘Did I make the right decision here? Am I being selfish or am I finally focusing on myself to be a better and happier person?,’” he continues. “The answer was 100% ‘yes’ and I hope that this song will help anyone who feels the same way.”

Watch the new video below.



Crown The Empire are currently on the tour in Europe. The band will join Dance Gavin Dance and The Plot In You in supporting Underoath later this fall. Tickets for all dates are available now.

U.S. Dates
11/02 — Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
11/03 — Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/04 — New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
11/06 — Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
11/08 — Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
11/09 — Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
11/10 — Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
11/13 — Boise, ID @ Revolution Center
11/15 — Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
11/16 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/17 — Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
11/19 — Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre
11/20 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/23 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/24 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/26 — Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
11/27 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
11/28 — Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
12/01 — Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
12/02 — Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
12/05 — New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
12/07 — Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
12/08 — Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/09 — Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
12/11 — Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
12/12 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
12/13 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
12/14 — Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome