Metalcore sweethearts The Devil Wears Prada are like a new-music-machine. In 2021 alone, we were dazzled by the Ohio outfit’s sophomore Zombie EP, aka ZII (our review here) with killer tracks like ‘Termination‘. When we interviewed vocalist Mike Hranica about it (read it here), he even said that the idea of a trilogy with ZIII wasn’t too farfetched an idea… one day perhaps.
Regardless, if you’ve been following them closely, you’ll know they moved onto bigger and better things only moments after the release of ZII. In September last year, The Devil Wears Prada released wild single ‘Sacrifice‘ which whet the palettes of fans, still recovering from the anthemic EP sequel. Whether the track was building to something bigger (notably an EP or LP), we’re not yet sure, however after weeks of teasing, their first taste of new music in 2022 has arrived via Solid State Records, and it’s called ‘WATCHTƆWER‘.
On ‘WATCHTƆWER‘, Hranica comments:
“The idea of this song is about a person being intentionally difficult even though happiness wants to find him/her. In handling my own mental health struggles, I’ve found that I oftentimes never choose contentment on a fundamental basis: almost like I’ve skipped Step One. The narrator of ‘Watchtower’ is afraid to approach Step One and instead flees to perceive his/her life as a sort of passive overlooker instead.”
The short three-minute single sets off with sirens, drums, and an unclean venture, before the rhythm catches up in true Prada form. With the video recorded in an old prison, there’s definitely some dark visuals mapped to ‘WATCHTƆWER‘. Also look out for that tasty breakdown at the end.
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream The Devil Wears Prada – ‘WATCHTƆWER‘ here
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