Fresh off their headline slot on the legendary Vans Warped Tour across the United States all summer, Neck Deep have given fans one last sneak peek into ‘The Peace and The Panic’, with the release of “In Bloom”.
The track premiered this evening on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter and is this week’s Rockest Record! “In Bloom” is representative of the continued development and expansion in sound for the band, something that will be evident upon the release of ‘The Peace and The Panic’ this Friday.
Speaking of the track, singer Ben Barlow says, “In Bloom was the very first piece of music we wrote for the new album and it kickstarted the whole creative process. Originally it was written to be purely acoustic, and over time we built it out into a full band song. In many ways it set the bar and tone for the rest of the album. It's pretty down-tempo for us, yet it builds throughout and climaxes in one of my favourite arrangements we’ve ever created.”
He continues about the visuals saying, “The video is pretty different too. In the past our videos have been pretty busy, so it was cool to strip it all back and work with more abstract imagery.”
“In Bloom” joins an impressive collection of singles and music videos from the upcoming album including “Where Do We Go When We Go”, “Happy Judgement Day” and the most recently released Day in the Life style video for “Motion Sickness”.
The 11-track album, produced by Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, Paramore), is a meditation on the constant duality of life and the struggles that come with it. It comes blessed with an acknowledgement that seizing the day and having a laugh with your mates is important, but so is the personal growth that comes with pain and existential crisis. ‘The Peace and The Panic’ is now available for pre-order at neckdeep.lnk.to/TPATP.