's new single "Someone Anyone" may sweep you up in a hurricane of guitars and crashing percussion, but it's when you look into the eye of the storm that you're fully hit by the inner power it wields. "This song was inspired by the peaceful Egyptian protests that began in 2011," says vocalist Stephen Christian. "Watching a country unit without mass destruction or an overwhelming amount of fatalities is awe inspiring."
Here, fully-charged lyrics like "Someone tell me what they’re fighting for/Anyone can start a war" provoke the riotous crashing of alt-inspired instrumentals and emotionally-charged vocal parts. Slight hints of electro-fuzz creep their way into the mix, creating a complex contrast in sound, while fiercely melodic choruses hook their way into your head, permanently instilling the point of the matter. "I understand that there will be war," Stephen continues, "but [their protest] gives me hope that, in the future, others will learn from this form of non-violence for massive worldwide reform."
The single comes off the band's forthcoming new album, Vital, out October 16. Give it a spin and then go grab it via iTunes.