Avenged Sevenfold Share New Single And Video: Watch
Avenged Sevenfold have released Nobody, their first new single since 2016. Watch the epic video for the track, directed by award-winning director Chris Hopewell, below.
The triumphant track and its accompanying stop-motion video offer the first taste of the Huntington Beach, CA band’s forthcoming eighth album, Life Is But a Dream…, which will be released 2 June on Warners. Pre-order the album HERE.
Avenged Sevenfold will support the release with two massive live shows this summer, at Kia Forum on 9 June and Madison Square Garden on 23 June. Tickets go on sale this Friday, 17 March on the band’s official website. The newly announced arena concerts mark Avenged Sevenfold’s first proper New York City on-sale appearance since 2007 and their first Los Angeles county headline on sale since 2009.
Nobody, the band’s first official music release since their 2016 album, The Stage, delivers nearly 6 minutes of tension, groove, and dynamics. The song twists and turns beyond conventional songwriting and leans in on discomfort before letting go. The beautifully crafted stop-motion music video, which unfolds like a short film, is a stunning and powerful journey exploring the dichotomy between life and death, love and war, and follows the main character through an existential crisis. Stop motion is a handmade labour of love, often taking 90 minutes just to capture only 2 seconds of footage.
Prior to the track’s release, the band launched an elaborate and mysterious digital scavenger hunt with puzzles, ciphers, images, and blog posts all written by Chat GPT, DALL-E 2, and AI voice modifiers. What was initiated as a cryptic hacker campaign on socials, eventually lead fans to a website full of challenges to complete over the past two weeks that ultimately lead to the single being ‘unlocked’ for release today.
The sprawling sound of Nobody is reflective of Life Is But A Dream…. Written and recorded over the span of four years, Life Is But a Dream… was inspired by the writing and philosophy of Albert Camus. Accordingly, the lyrics are rooted in existentialism and absurdism. The album’s cover art and packaging are by renowned artist Wes Lang. Bold and multi-layered, the band’s new album promises to be their most daring yet.