Parkway Drive is back for the first time in four years with a brand new single called "Glitch." The single explores the world of night terrors and sleep paralysis, whole musically the song certainly leans into the grooves and vocal stylings of the nü-metal of yesterday (and it's a blast).
"Parkway Drive have always walked the line of balancing the light and the dark, and 'Glitch' is no exception," said the band. "Sonically, we aimed to create a dark, heavy, and unnerving journey while still crafting a melody that burrows its way into your mind. Lyrically, the song deals with the phenomenon of night terrors and sleep paralysis. We all know the power our minds possess, but true terror manifests when your mind and all its fears takes physical control of your body. The glitch in your brain, where nightmares and reality cross."
Parkway Drive canceled their North American tour with Hatebreed and The Black Dahlia Murder earlier this year, saying "we humbly ask for your respect while we take this time for the growth that is needed." The band then recently returned saying they're thankful to have taken the break and that they're here to stay.
"The last few years have been tough on everyone. Having toured non-stop for 17 years, the shut down was a major challenge. While we set our minds on other creative paths, we also gained a greater perspective of the impact this band has had on us.
"Mental health is an ever present issue within our society and we are no exception. As touring started back up, we found ourselves at a crossroads. Continue down the same path, risk more damage and more than likely destroy the band and ourselves, or take the time needed to do the work on ourselves and heal.
"We are doing the work and know that ultimately, this was the correct choice. Thank you again for your understanding. At the end of the day, we are all just humans doing the best we can. Be kind, and please speak to someone if you need help. For the record, we are here to stay."