Taking Back Sunday have shared the title track for their newly announced album, Tidal Wave.
Premiered Tuesday, the single pairs frontman Adam Lazzara’s rough-hewn vocals with thrashing, guitar-laden rock. The accompanying visual splices together concert footage of the New York band.
“Tidal Wave” serves as the first taste of the upcoming project, which Lazzara has said will be a new direction for the group. “With our first records, we’re writing from the perspective of 17, 18-year-old kids and now it’s like as you grow older the blinders get pulled back and you have a different way of looking at the world around you,” he told EW. “There’s more of an Americana feel.”
Taking Back Sunday are currently on tour with Dashboard Confessional as part of the Taste of Chaos run, where they’ve been road-testing their new material. They have plans to tour with Tidal Wave later this year.
“Our idea is to go to the smallest clubs we can go to,” Lazzara said. “We’d like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club?”
Watch the video for “Tidal Wave” above. Tidal Wave is due out Sept. 16.