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Failure Announce New Album “Wild Type Droid”, Debut First Single “Headstand”


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2021 will see the arrival of Failure‘s follow-up to 2018’s “In the Future Your Body Will Be the Furthest Thing from Your Mind“. Titled “Wild Type Droid“, that album—the band’s sixth overall—will be out on December 03rd through Failure Records. For now you can chew on the first single, “Headstand“. If you like what you hear, pre-orders for the release have also launched at this location.

Regarding this first song out of the gate, the band’s vocalist/guitarist Ken Andrews commented:

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“The lyrics come from my earliest memory of spacing-out in my room when I was seven, trying to conceive of infinity and watching the dust falling through the bars of sunlight pouring through my blinds. I had heard that a lot of that dust was made up of skin cells and that really stuck with me. It’s kind of a love song to those bizarre innocent moments of solitude.”

Andrews also spoke of the new album as well, stating:

“To me, it captures a lot of the new musical approaches and techniques we were going for on this album, but somehow is still quintessential Failure. We’ve been together long enough to know that some of our best ideas come directly from these experimental sessions.

For this album, we simply cultivated that methodology for a much longer time than we have in the past. It brought out the trio aspect of the band. There was a feeling we could really push the individual parts further away from each other and let the more interesting and challenging combinations take center stage.”

Acclaimed digital artist (and record-setting NFT artist) Beeple provided his piece ‘Innerspace‘ as the cover art for the record. Failure‘s Greg Edwards spoke of that and how it represents a shift from the space imagery that the band have often associated with:

“This feels like a good place and time to abandon the space iconography and theme once and for all. In a lot of ways, this album feels like a return to earth. All minds have been called back to their bodies. There’s a lot to attend to right in front of us.”

Wild Type Droid” track listing:

01 – “Water With Hands
02 – “Headstand
03 – “Lifetime Of Joy
04 – “Submarines
05 – “Bring Back The Sound
06 – “Mercury Mouth
07 – “Undecided
08 – “Long Division
09 – “Bad Translation
10 – “Half Moon

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