Grammy-nominated electro-experimental rock band MUTEMATH are excited to announce that they will be unveiling their most progressive work to date with the release of their fifth studio album, Play Dead. To coincide with the news, MUTEMATH have revealed the album’s thrilling lead cut ‘Hit Parade’.
The highly anticipated album deviates from the sunbeam laced collection of songs that comprised 2015’s Vitals, the electronic spin of 2016’s Changes, and their latest release, a collaboration EP with Twenty One Pilots entitled TØPxMM (The MUTEMATH Sessions).In making this new music for Play Dead, the band took an unhinged and unguarded approach, while also pulling inspiration from previous albums including, 2011’s fan-favorite Odd Soul.
‘Hit Parade’ gives fans a taste of the upcoming album and takes listeners on a deep psychological journey with thought-provoking lyrics that reveal an alternate side of a constantly evolving band. Lead vocalist/keyboardist Paul Meany says “this is first song we’ve ever recorded that sounds like what MUTEMATH set out to sound like from the very beginning.”
“We played every chord we knew, we included every beat, fill and effect we could imagine and let the harmonies and arrangements roam wherever they could find space. There wasn’t a lot of ‘hey, you probably shouldn’t do that.’ It was more ‘hey, how can you go even further?’” says drummer/programmer Darren King.
Meany adds, “I think what we wound up with for the first time is a MUTEMATH album with no guard rails. Which after making 5 of these now, it’s been an invigorating experience to say the least.”
MUTEMATH – Hit Parade
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