AFI Debut “Escape From Los Angeles” & “Twisted Tongues”


AFI have dropped two new singles, “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape From Los Angeles“. They represent the band’s first new batch of music since 2018’s “The Missing Man” and are thought to be a precursor to the group’s forthcoming new studio album. A 7″ featuring both singles will be released on March 19th and can be pre-ordered here.

Frontman Davey Havok commented of the songs:

“As I recall, ‘Twisted Tongues‘ came of the ‘Blood‘ era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album. The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforeseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors.”

“Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with a darkness and radiance. Musically, ‘Escape from Los Angeles‘ called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city’s dichotomous allure.”

The band’s guitarist, etc. Jade Puget added:

“Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together. Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically. Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what’s come before. But as artists, we can’t do that, because it would only hinder our creativity.”

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