Underoath push back at fans upset over swearing in new song

February 26, 2018
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Last week, Underoath unveiled their urgent new comeback single “On My Teeth,” and most fans shared their love for the track.

However, a number of fans were taken aback by the band's use of “fuck” in the lyrics. (“I'm not your fucking prey”) Some of their faith-oriented fans were caught off guard, considering the band's Christian start—and members of the band have responded.

Read more: Underoath announce U.S. “Nø Fix” tour

Some fans explained that they were disappointed in the band's use of the word:

Though Underoath explained previously that they are no longer a Christian band, Aaron Gillespie and Spencer Chamberlain shared direct replies with listeners that had strong reactions to the track's lyrical content.

The two took to Twitter to follow up, explaining that the band are the “healthiest and happiest” they have ever been—and that there are way bigger things to focus on than using “fuck” in a song.

“We may have different viewpoints or beliefs that you may or may NOT have but that certainly does NOT mean we are lost or in a worse spot than before. We’ve all grown…a lot,” Chamberlain writes.

See their responses below:

Erase Me, the band’s new album, is slated for release on Fearless Records April 6. It's currently available for preorder here

The band will be embarking on a spring trek across the U.S., dubbed the “Nø Fix” tour. Dance Gavin Dance, Veil Of Maya and LIMBS will be supporting Underoath on this run, and tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EST here.

Check out the full list of cities and dates below!

04/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous
04/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
04/28 – Sunrise, FL @ Fort Rock
04/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
05/01 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
05/03 – Knoxville, TN @ Mill and Mine
05/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
05/05 – Lynchburg, VA @  Phase 2
05/06 – Bethlehem, PA @ The Sands
05/08 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
05/09 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome at Oakdale
05/11 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
05/12 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids
05/14 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
05/15 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
05/16 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
05/19 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
05/20 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz
05/22 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheatre
05/23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/24 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
05/25 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
05/26 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

Watch more: UNDERØATH: Rebirth interview

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