(L-R: Top: Craig Mabbitt, Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft. Bottom: Robert Ortiz, T.J. Bell)
Escape the Fate have announced that their sixth full length album, I Am Human, to be released via Better Noise Records/Sony Music Australia on 16 February, 2018. The new track, Empire is available HERE.
Empire is what guitarist Kevin Thrasher describes as “their own party anthem with a dark undertone”. A thick bombastic riff and handclap rises from airy electronics as Craig croons,“One more time doing one more line, one more shot till we all ignite.” Soon, the groove snaps from a haunting pre-chorus into a chantable toast, “Cheers to the top, cheers to the middle, cheers to us all getting a little.”
Watch the lyric video for Empire here:
I Am Human sees Escape the Fate at their most raw, real, and relatable. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominated super producer Howard Benson [My Chemical Romance, Adam Lambert], this record sees an evolution of Escape the Fate’s sound that brings the band back to the excitement of their roots.
“We’re getting older, and we’re changing—so our music should change with us,” singer Craig Mabbitt says, “At the same time, we rediscovered what made us who we are. I felt like I was 17-years-old again. I haven’t been this excited to release something since I first joined the band and we put out This War Is Ours.”
The album will be released on 16 February, 2018 on Better Noise Records.