…which means ‘These Colours Don’t Run’ is the first real taste we’ve had of the band’s forthcoming fifth studio album. So what can we infer from this track with regards to what Architects have in store for Daybreaker?
Before we put on our analytical thinking caps, let’s all give the track a listen, shall we? Architects have produced a lyric video for it – the current en-vogue trend for when you want to premier new material these days. According to the notes on YouTube, the track features a guest appearance from Jon Green of Deez Nuts. Make of that what you will.
As with the ‘Devil’s Island’ single the band put out at the end of last year, ‘These Colours Don’t Run’ seems to suggest a return to the band’s Hollow Crown–era style of songwriting. This would seem to fit with the direction the band have been hinting they will return to in interviews recently. It’s almost….it’s almost as if the band are actively trying to move away from the melodic, didn’t-sell-anywhere-near-as-many-copies-or-break-the-band-into-the-mainstream-in-any-meaningful-way style that characterised The Here And Now. Hmmmm. We feel a column coming on….
Daybreaker, the fifth studio album by Architects, will be released via Century Media on May 28. Until then – or at least until our forthcoming opinion column on “direction changes” drops – take a few moments to cynically stroke your chin and “hmmm” at the artwork.