Of Mice & Men is working on a follow-up to their 2018 record Defy with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Trivium) , and if "How To Survive" is any indication, then it's going to be pretty damn heavy. The song features 100% screamed vocals from bassist and vocalist Aaron Pauley, who does a great job. This song also reminds me of a Slipknot-esque nu-metal jam (in a good way).
Here's what Pauley had to say about the track.
"'How to Survive' is an anthem for those who have been the receiving end of unmerited and targeted hatred and abuse. It's for the kid who was bullied, beat up, and ignored in school. It's for the teenager who was told that they'll never amount to anything and that their thoughts, feelings, and opinions don't matter to the world. It's for the person who has been told that they're worthless, useless, or not good enough, time and time again. It's for the person who's repeatedly been targeted by those who only seek to tear others around them down."
"This song is for them. This song is for me. I am them, and I'm still standing. So, turn it up. Feel the rage. If you, too, are that person, you will know it well, and it will greet you like an old friend."
Of Mice & Men have not yet announced their new album.