Theory of a Deadman Announce New Album, Unveil Video for New Single ‘Rx’
Theory of a Deadman have announced their upcoming album will be titled Wake Up Call and will be released Oct. 27 through Roadrunner Records. In addition, the band has released the brand new video and song "Rx."
Musically, the track leans a little more pop than the band's usual hard-rocking sound, but the lyrical content deals with a very serious issue of prescription drug addiction.
In an interview with Billboard, singer Tyler Connolly said of the song, "I really wanted to discuss how messed up America is with this prescription drug thing. When I got divorced, I went and saw a therapist and the first thing she said was, 'I want to put you on some Beta blockers or some sort of anti-depressant stuff' and I'm like, 'No! No Way! What? How is that the first thing you want to do?' I just feel like something's wrong and I felt like the song needed to be written and people needed to hear it. It seems like every week something terrible is happening. I mean, Chris Cornell ... and when we shot the video for it all these directors we talked to were like, 'Oh yeah, I had a huge prescription drug problem, so this hits home' and all that stuff. So it's a really important song and I'm so happy we get to release it first."
It will be interesting to see where the band goes on the rest of the album, but this first single shows the group isn't adverse to branching out into catchy territories that may be different than what fans are expecting. Pre-orders for Wake Up Call go up tomorrow, July 28 through Roadrunner Records.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call Track List:
1. Straight Jacket
4. Wake Up Call
8. Time Machine
9. Glass Jaw
10. Po Mouth
11. Wicked Game
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call Artwork
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