highly suspect
[photo via Spotify]

Highly Suspect have made their triumphant return by dropping two new songs from their upcoming album. 

The band have been teasing their return to music all week. They haven’t put out a full-length album since 2016’s The Boy Who Died Wolf. 

Read more: You Me At Six drop genre-blending track “What’s It Like”


Highly Suspect have been teasing us for well over two weeks with an ominous countdown clock that we knew could only mean something great was coming. 

Now, we know that it was leading to the announcement of their album with two new songs. The album will be called MCID and is available for pre-order now.

The new album will include features from artists such as Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, Gojira and Nothing But Thieves, so it will be a bit more experimental genre-wise. A release date has yet to be announced.

“The themes include self loathing, substance abuse, image issues, addressing my past and changing my future, with a sprinkle of anti-Trump, false social media worship, heartbreak, hope, depression and suicide,” frontman Johnny Stevens said of the album. “There are also a few references to the pressures of fame and how I won’t play into it.”

The two new songs they have debuted are called “16” and “Upperdrugs.” They definitely showcase the sound the band is aiming for with this record and we can’t wait to hear more.

“16” is about going through your first love and heartbreak and what it’s like when your first long-term relationship comes to an end. It is the lead single on the album. Listen to the new tracks below.

The band also announced a series of tour dates with Slothrust. You can see the band’s full list of upcoming dates below as well as preorder tickets here. 

Dates

08/22 — Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
08/24 — Denver, CO @ Mission Street Ballroom
09/12 — Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
09/14 — Columbus, OH @ Blitz Summer Smokeout
09/17 — Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
09/18 — Wichita, KS @ The Wave
09/19 — Oklahoma, OK @ The Criterion
09/21 — Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
09/23 — Destin. FL @ Club LA
09/24 — Destin. FL @ Club LA
09/27 — St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
09/28 — Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

10/08 — San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/10 — San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
10/12 — Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock
10/15 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/17 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
10/19 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
10/20 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
10/23 — Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel
10/24 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/26 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

11/06 — Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
11/08 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
11/09 — Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
11/12 — Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/14 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/16 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/19 — Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/20 — Knoxville, TN @ Mill & Stone
11/21 — Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/23 — Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/27 — London, UK @ Oslo Hackney
11/30 — Paris, FR @ Nouvaeu Casino
12/03  — Berlin, DE @ Private Clb ‚

How excited are you for the new album? Sound off in the comments down below!

See more: 16 memorable band photos