The Word Alive have premiered their new song “Why Am I Like This?” with a music video. The new song comes after the band’s announcement of their fifth studio album, ‘Violent Noise’, and first single “Red Clouds”, which thematically revisits the band’s origins. Violent Noise is slated for release on May 4 via Fearless Records.

Vocalist Telle Smith explains that “Why Am I Like Is?” is about: “pursuing something that more than likely you know you shouldn’t or that might not be the healthiest choice for you. The last two years I experienced making choices that took me further away from who I wanted to be, and I was living in the moment with no regard for how it would effect me or someone else. It’s about finding that person who is kind of the devil on your shoulder, and you want them to tell you what you’re doing is ok so you can rationalize it and justify it.”

Now a trio – Tyler “Telle” Smith [vocals], Zack Hansen [guitars], Tony Pizzuti [guitars] – Violent Noise represents the culmination of a decade of a band and an unbreakable bond. In many ways, THE WORD ALIVE set the stage for the next progression on Violent Noise with Dark Matter. They’ve re-teamed with the producer behind their last offering,Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, From First To Last], and followed a similar spirit unafraid to experiment.

Previously touring alongside the likes of Killswitch Engage, A Day To Remember, Motionless in White and more, THE WORD ALIVE are set to tour the US with In This Moment prior to the release of new album Violent Noise. UK dates are to be announced for later in the year, more news soon.

The Word Alive hit the road on April 8 as direct support to In This Moment, with additional support from Ded, on The Witching Hour Tour through April 28. The band play select dates as support to Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, and Memphis May Fire throughout the month of May.

Check out ‘Red Clouds’ here:
Pre-order Violent Noise here: band’s fifth record Violent Noise is yet another step in the evolution of the highly impressive group, who reached as high as #31 on the Billboard Top 200 with previous release Dark Matter.



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