I See StarsMiranda McDonald

I See Stars Debut New Tracks “Anomaly” & “Drift”


I See Stars have released their new double-single “Anomaly” & “Drift“. Visualizers for both new tracks have emerged online below ahead of the group’s next studio album. Speaking of the song “Anomaly“, vocalist Devin Oliver opened up about his health struggles, which inspired the track:

“This track always sticks with me long after it has finished and, in the end, leaves me feeling both exposed and empowered. Anomaly was created from self-reflection and introspection during a time in my life when I was in and out of the hospital for 2 years battling a rare neurological disorder that led to me to chronic physical pain, headaches, & depression.

It’s a powerful reminder to me that the clock is ticking and we must live on our own terms, true to ourselves and our values while battling the feeling of despair that comes when the world seems to be working against you. For a while I was grappling with the regret that I might have missed my opportunity and would be sick forever.

No matter what is happening in our lives the most difficult battles we fight are the ones within ourselves. We hope that anomaly is a reminder that when the universe tests you, staying true to yourself is always worth the struggle.”

Oliver also spoke about “Drift“, offering:

“[This song] nods to the concept of our upcoming album. This song was written to be bipolar by nature, giving you no choice but to surrender to the ebbs and flows of your thoughts and emotions, pulling you in and out of focus. This song highlights a newfound sense of clarity in the wheel that we all submit to. It continues to spin in and out of a dark trip that provokes as it forces us to explore the murky depths of our minds and uncharted territories of our own psyche.”

This summer/fall will see I See Stars mounting the below tour with Bad Omens & ERRA:

09/01 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
09/02 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
09/04 New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater
09/05 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
09/06 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
09/08 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
09/09 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
09/12 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/13 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/16 Boston, MA – Roadrunner
09/18 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
09/19 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/21 Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed
09/24 TBA – TBA
09/26 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom
09/27 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
09/29 TBA – TBA
09/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
10/02 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/03 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
10/04 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
10/08 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/09 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/11 Albuquerque, NM – Revel
10/13 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum

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