In preparing to release their upcoming full-length album, Harmlessness, on September 25, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are streaming the album's second single, titled “I Can Be Afraid Of Anything,” via Stereogum. You can listen to the seven-minute emo epic below. Pre-orders for Harmlessness are ongoing.
You can read a statement regarding the song and its themes of depression from vocalist/co-songwriter David Bello, below. The band has also announced a 2016 U.K./European tour today that will see them hitting the road with mewithoutYou for roughly 20 dates next year. Those dates can be found below.
There’s a burden and a weight to having depression and/or anxiety. Even the glasses on your face can feel heavy. Your sweaty shirt makes you want to lay down. Take that shit off and crawl through an air-conditioned hallway. Move in with a relative and let all your subscriptions run out. Whatever it takes. Force yourself to do the dishes every night. Force yourself to ignore your friend or call your friend or make a friend or fight your friend. Tyler and I wrote the lyrics to this song, “I Can Be Afraid Of Anything”. I started taking medication for my mental health and saw how buried in worry my everyday consciousness had been. Getting help is the best thing a person can do for oneself. It’s the feeling of waking up as an adult with joy or contentment and not hating each day just for being there to weigh you down in the morning. Once you figure out how long you’ve gone and how much you’ve missed, you’ll wonder what took you so long to seek help. But, it’s only now that you have that motivation; now that you’re doing better. There’s nothing easy about this.
Mon 25-Jan Prague, CZ @ 007
Tue 26-Jan – Leipzig, DE @ Four Rooms
Wed 27-Jan – Munich, DE @ Feierwerk
Thu 28-Jan – Winterthur, CH @ Salzhaus
Fri 29-Jan – Luzern, CH @ Treibhaus
Sat 30-Jan – Cologne, DE @ Underground
Sun 31-Jan – Berlin, DE @ Magnet
Tue 02-Feb – Copenhagen, DK @Loppen
Wed 03-Feb – Hamburg, DE @ Logo
Thu 04-Feb – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Fri 05-Feb – Paris, FR @ @ Le Point Ephémere
Sat 06-Feb – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Theatre
Sun 07-Feb – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
Tue 09-Feb – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Wed 10-Feb – London, UK @ The Dome
Thu 11-Feb – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Fri 12-Feb – Birmingham, UK @ Institute Temple
Sat 13-Feb – Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
Sun 14-Feb – Glasgow, UK @ ABC2