Angels & Airwaves tap into their slower side on emotive new single ‘Spellbound’

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It arrives as the fourth flavor of the band’s upcoming ‘Lifeforms’ album

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Angels & Airwaves has shared a new single titled ‘Spellbound’.

  • Read more: Five things we learned from video chat in conversation with Tom DeLong
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Descending as the fourth flavor of the band’s upcoming “Lifeforms” album, “Spellbound,” Angels & the Airwaves is more emotional than what’s teased the record so far. Musically deep and progressive, the track simmers with orchestrated keyboards and silky, reverb-soaked guitars, Tom DeLong’s bruised and spirited vocal performance barely hitting the headlines.

The track comes with a film clip that shows the frontman’s love for unconventional technique. As is typical for band scenes, DeLong directed it himself, this time employing a process called ‘laser banding’ to project a cube of lasers, which he and his bandmates perform inside.


Watch the movie clip for ‘Enchanted’ below:

“Lifeforms” — Angels & Airwaves’ sixth full-length effort, and the first in seven years since 2014’s “The Dream Walker” — is slated for release via Rise on September 24. In addition to ‘Spellbound’, the band has shared the songs ‘Euphoria’, ‘Restless Souls’ and ‘Losing My Mind’ so far.

Although everything released from the record so far implies a dance, synthpop-esque sound, DeLong explained. Granthshala Back in July that Angels and the Airwaves would “get more raw and punk with more guitars” on ‘Lifeforms’.

“Computers have made everything so much easier, which is fun when you’re out dancing with your friends at a bar,” he said, “but sometimes you want something to be a hit the way a punk band does. hit us when we were little.”

Following the release of the new album, Angels & Airwaves is set to embark on a 27-date North American headline tour, which will begin and end in California between the last week of September and the first week of November. They will follow the race in March of 2022 with 12 shows split between the UK, France and Germany. Tickets are available from the band’s website.


DeLonge has also kept her busy by working on her first feature film, monsters of california, due to be released later in 2021. talking to Granthshala, he cited the work of John Hughes as an influence, also describing “what if Spielberg went back and made an R-rated indie paranormal film”.

Most recently, DeLonge referred to his former Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus as a “real-life superhero” in an update on the latter’s cancer treatments, which Hoppus revealed last week that he had finally wrapped up.

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