The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die have shared a new single, ‘Queen Sophie for President’, taken from their forthcoming record Illusory Walls. The track follows previous offering ‘Invading the World of the Guilty’. Check out the Adam Peditto-directed video for the new song below.
“The process for Illusory Walls took about a year, written and recorded remotely between the bear-filled woods of Connecticut & the streets of quarantined Philadelphia – a first for the band – due to the coronavirus pandemic,” a press release explains. “The extra time gave the band time to manage the unexpected, such as Katie Dvorak (vocals/synth) sustaining an injury that meant she was unable to sing or talk for a couple of months at the end of 2020. Had they been on a normal recording schedule, she wouldn’t have been able to get her vocals done. Instead, she was able to channel what happened into her songs. Though ‘Queen Sophie For President’ is ostensibly about the tenacity of oppression, whether on a personal or political level, it is heavily influenced by her injury.”
Illusory Walls is due out October 8 via Epitaph.