The Movielife have released a new single off their album Cities In Search Of A Heart, their first album after a 14-year hiatus!
Frontman Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche) and guitarist Brandon Reilly (Nightmare Of You) have been keeping busy and working on their own projects since 2003 when the Movielife's last album Forty Hour Train Back To Penn was released, but they've officially returned. Cities In Search Of A Heart will be released on September 22 on Rise Records. If you're as excited as us, you can preorder it here to be the first to get your hands on it.
The Movielife started playing reunion shows in 2014, but making new music had seemed daunting, Caruana explains. “I have to admit that the task of making this record seemed slightly impossible in the beginning but I’m so happy that we pushed ourselves so hard because we ended up making a Movielife record that we’re freaking out about and can’t wait to share with the world.”
The new song is called “Mercy Is Asleep At The Wheel,” which you can listen to below.
“It's really about how we're living in strange days. Compassion, mercy, and righteousness are desperately needed in order to wash away the darkness that’s tearing us apart,” Caruana says. “Mercy done lost her mind and is driving us straight into the sun. All we can do is hold on tight and fight for love and the human spirit.”
A statement from the band says that they'll be touring Cities In Search Of A Heart this year and into 2018, but dates have not yet been announced. Check back for details!
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