Titus Andronicus have shared another preview of their upcoming album The Will to Live. ‘An Anomaly’, which follows previous cuts ‘Give Me Grief’ and ‘(I’m) Screwed’, features a guitar solo delivered by Josée Caron of the Canadian band Partner. It comes with an accompanying video directed by the band’s Patrick Stickles and shot on the streets of France during his honeymoon. “It’s been clear for many years now that, in Paris, Titus Andronicus can’t get arrested,” Stickles remarked. Check it out below.
“The titular ‘anomaly’ refers to the perversion of certain ‘natural’ impulses that have occurred within us humans upon taking ourselves out of the food chain, and the natural world in general,” Stickles explained in a statement. “A lion killing and eating a wildebeest is not an act of evil, or even malice. Such imperatives are programmed into the very core of the wild animal. This drive exists within us also, but we have gone astray in not only holding on to this primal thirst for violence beyond the point of its utility, but expanding upon and fortifying it by way of our ever-more terrible technological advances, up to and including the invention of the atom bomb. If you want to know the true nature of that which we call ‘the Devil,’ that is where I would start.”
The Will to Live is set to drop on September 30 release via Merge.