The Word Alive Release New Song 'Misery'
(Photo from the band’s Facebook page The Word Alive)
The Word Alive has just released a new song called “Misery.” This is the first song to be released after long-time drummer Luke Holland left the band back in late 2016. Just last month, the band announced that Matt Horn had replaced Holland. Matt Horn is not a stranger to the band, as he has worked with them in their 2012 album “Life Cycles” and has been their drumtech for a long time now.
In a Facebook post, the band shared what this song is about, plus what new album will sound like:
"We wanted to bridge the gap between our newest album "Dark Matter" and the writing process of what will become our fifth studio album. It's incredible to know the exact direction we will be exploring with our next record before writing even one song. After Warped Tour it was clear that we had something special with our newer material, especially songs like "Trapped" "Made This Way" and "Dreamer". We wanted to morph those songs into something that would be an extension of those three songs in particular. Heavy, ambient, ominous at times and much more personal than our previous material. So we booked studio time with Matt Good (Dark Matter) to write an additional song. We booked five days with Matt and wrote "Overdose" within the first two days. We were feeling in the groove so we decided to aim for a second single. What came of that session was "Misery". It's a extremely personable song that took influence from not just many of our fans stories over the years, but our own experiences in past relationships. Toxic people unfortunately have a way of disguising themselves in the beginning, only to show their true colors down the line. There's hope in this tormented story though and we hope you find yours. We'll be playing this song on all upcoming tours in 2017 so learn the words. The energy of this song live has been incredible every night of this tour, thank you."
Their upcoming album, the follow-up to 2016’s “Dark Matter,” is yet to be titled. Here’s “Misery” by The Word Alive: