BAND TOURING WITH OUR LAST NIGHT THROUGH FALL 2019
The Word Alive have teamed up with The Noise to premiere the anthemic new song “Burning Your World Down.” Listen here and here.
“Maybe I’m running from myself / But blaming someone else.”
“These are the first lyrics you’ll hear from our brand new song, ‘Burning Your World Down,’ because it’s time for all of us to take ownership for our thoughts and actions,” says singer Telle Smith
. “Have you ever felt like you were bending pieces of who you are to fit someone else’s mold? We wanted to break the mold we feel we were forced to adhere to creatively.”
The band took a hard look at itself and considered a lot of things when crafting this compelling new material. The stormy sonic intensity of the song, which was produced by Erik Ron (I Prevail, Issues, Motionless In White, Godsmack), is matched by its lyrical heft.
Smith continues, “‘Who is The Word Alive?’ We had to answer that question for ourselves before we made our new album, and we feel that this song is a great statement out of the gate. We are The Word Alive — and we just had to be ourselves for the first time ever. This song represents a breaking point. It’s about taking things into your own hands, and letting the passion that ultimately flows within all of us to be released unapologetically. If you feel like you’re not living up to who or what you know you’re capable of being, this song can be your anthem. It will be ours.”
“Burning Your World Down” is first new music from the band since 2018’s full length release Violent Noise and is a taste of what’s to come.
“We wanted to share ‘Burning Your World Down’ at the end of 2019 because it represents both where we have been, but prepares listeners for what will be an amazing year for our band and our fans in 2020 when we unveil our sixth studio album,” Smith shares. “We didn’t chase where we were, what we’ve made previously, what our peers had done or are doing. We stopped listening to all the outside noise, and we just focused on writing the most honest songs we could. We pushed ourselves, pushed our boundaries and we will certainly push the boundaries of what people perceive as The Word Alive. We wrote an album that will define The Word Alive, and this is just the beginning. Welcome to the new chapter of our story.”
Stay tuned for more news about what’s next from The Word Alive.
The band is currently on tour with Our Last Night and I See Stars. All dates are below.
THE WORD ALIVE
With Our Last Night, I See Stars
11/5 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
11/6 — Dallas, TX — Trees
11/8 — Phoenix, AZ — Nile Theater
11/9 — Santa Ana, CA — Observatory
11/10 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
11/12 — Portland, OR — Roseland Ballroom
11/13 — Seattle, WA — The Showbox
11/15 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
11/16 — Denver, CO — Summit
11/17 — Omaha, NE — Slowdown
11/19 — Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line
11/20 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave II
11/22 — Chicago, IL — House Of Blues
11/23 — Detroit, MI — Royal Oak Music Hall
11/24 — Columbus, OH — Athenaeum Theatre
11/26 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
11/27 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
11/29 — Boston, MA — House Of Blues (OLN 15 Year Anniversary Show)
11/30 — New York, NY — Webster Hall
12/1 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
12/3 — Pittsburgh, PA — Rex Theater
12/4 — Baltimore, MD — Rams Head Live!
12/6 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
12/7 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade (Heaven)
12/8 — Orlando, FL — House Of Blues
ABOUT THE WORD ALIVE:
The future matters the most. By always looking ahead, The Word Alive spurn genre distinctions and urge alternative music forward through the seamless integration of cinematic electronic fits and undeniable melodies into hard-hitting heaviness. This year, the Phoenix quartet—Telle Smith [vocals], Tony Pizzuti [guitar, vocals], Zack Hansen [guitar, vocals], and Matt Horn [drums]—leap ahead yet again.
Since emerging in 2009, their first decade comprised Deceiver , Life Cycles , Real. , and Dark Matter , reaching a high watermark on Violent Noise in 2018. Bringing their total streams past 100 million, the latter included “Why Am I Like This?” [9.7 million Spotify streams] and “Red Clouds” [4.7 million Spotify streams] in addition to garnering acclaim from the likes of New Noise who asserted, “Their excellent and engaging Violent Noise has all the hallmarks of a band at the peak of its powers.“ After a triumphant decade anniversary tour, the group once again set their sights on the future cast in fire on the 2019 single “Burning Your World Down.” Produced by Erik Ron [Panic! At The Disco, Godsmack], it teeters between synth swells, gut-punching riffs, and a hypnotic hook, igniting a new era for the band and setting the stage for their sixth full-length—coming in 2020.