Architects is back with a brand new single "When We Were Young" and with grooves so hard they might break your neck before you even start headbanging. The single is also a pretty big departure from the more orchestral sound Architects was going for on their 2021 record For Those That Wish To Exist, and more in line with their previous material. All I can say for sure is that the riffs on this new single are beefy as hell and we need more of 'em.
"'When We Were Young' is a song that recognises what is gained and what is lost as we get older," said the band. "As the world unfolds around us we can become overwhelmed by its endless complexity. When I was 20 I thought I had the whole thing sussed, today I'm pretty sure I'll never understand reality. We lose our innocence as we age, and although fatalism and cynicism can creep in, we also begin to shift our focus toward gratitude for existence and for those that we love."
The video for "When We Were Young" was directed by drummer Dan Searle and you can stream the single here. Architects will hit the road this May for an arena tour in the UK with Sleep Token and Malevolence.
5/2 Leeds, UK – First District Arena
5/3 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
5/5 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
5/6 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
5/8 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro