The Used have announced they'll be releasing their seventh studio album this October 27th, titled The Canyon. Produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, At The Drive In), is meant to be the most raw, unadulterated and personal piece of art the band have released in their long career. You can judge for yourself with their latest track, 'Over and Over Again' (below).
Speaking on the lyrical journey through his own psyche fans will be taken on, Bert McCracken says “I’ve learned as an artist that a great idea is such a gift. If I don’t stop whatever it is I’m doing, even if while driving, if I don’t pull over at that moment, then maybe I didn’t deserve the idea to begin with. I learned to respect and worship the ideas in that way, that they are and will always be something sacred. Stopping in that moment was a brand new approach for us during this process”
Every note and vocal heard on the record was recorded entirely on tape without a click track at the legendary Valentine Studio with some songs featuring string arrangements and a choir. They would hit record and play it as if they were on stage, without a backing track, instead of playing repeatedly until the magic was gone.
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The Used - The Canyon is out October 27
via Hopeless Records/UNIFIED
1. For You
2. Cold War Telescreen
3. Broken Windows
4. Rise Up Lights
5. Vertigo Cave
6. Pretty Picture
7. Funeral Post
8. Upper Falls
9. The Divine Absence (This Is Water)
10. Selfies In Aleppo
11. Moving The Mountain (Odysseus Surrenders)
12. Over and Over Again
13. The Quiet War
15. The Nexus
16. About You (No Songs Left to Sing)
17. The Mouth Of The Canyon