Underoath Debut Experimental ‘Pneumonia’ Song Inspired by Death of Tim McTague’s Father
Post-hardcore heavyweights Underoath have already previewed their new album, Voyeurist, with the punishing "Damn Excuses" and more versatile "Hallelujah" and now comes "Pneumonia," a seven-minute, experimental new song inspired by the death of guitarist Tim McTague's father.
"We started writing the song, randomly, on the anniversary of my dad’s death, and to release it exactly a year from that day is wild," said McTague.
"I was in a funk and wanted to make something sad but felt drained. The song ended up becoming an audible journey of death and is called ‘Pneumonia’ because that is what was listed on my dad’s death certificate. It’s also the only song in the history of the band that Spencer and Aaron sat someone down and asked them (me) to help write some of the lyrics, which was truly an honor," he continued."
"Pneumonia" plays out like a hazy, purgatorial dreamscape with passages that feel somber and reflective, aided by droning, post-rock effects and chilling, hushed clean vocals that will transport the listener to an unearthly plane.
Watch the trippy music video for the latest Voyeurist single below and pre-order your copy of the album, out Jan. 14 on Fearless Records, here. Catch the band on their headlining North American tour alongside Every Time I Die and Spiritbox at the dates listed at the bottom of the page.
Underoath, Every Time I Die + Spiritbox 2022 Tour Dates
Feb. 18 - Dallas, Texas @ Southside Ballroom
Feb. 19 - Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center
Feb. 20 - San Antonio, Texas @ The Aztec Theatre
Feb. 23 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
Feb. 24 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
Feb. 25 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
Feb. 26 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
Feb. 28 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO
March 01 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theater
March 02 - Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory
March 04 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
March 05 - Denver, Colo. @ The Ogden Theatre
March 07 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fillmore
March 08 - Chicago, Ill. @ Radius
March 09 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
March 11 - Toronto, Ontario @ History
March 12 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora
March 13 - Wallingford, Ct. @ The Dome
March 14 - Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
March 15 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
March 17 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
March 18 - Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
March 19 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
March 20 - Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
March 22 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ ICON
March 23 - Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
March 25 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle