Underoath Recording New Music
Underoath are recording new music.
That's according to guitarist Tim McTague, who recently posted a snap of the band hard at work on his Instagram story accompanied by the caption "New UO in works. One set of footprints."
Check out a screen grab of his story below:
Any new music from Underoath would mark the first material from the band since 2018 album Erase Me, which sold a solid 21,000 units in its first week, only slightly down on 2010's Disambiguation, which achieved first week sales of 24,000.
Erase Me debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and spawned three singles: "On My Teeth," "Rapture" and "ihateit."
Over the summer, Note to Scene reported on how some new (old) Underoath material had begun to surface online.
Underoath have been spending the summer treating fans to a series of livestream concerts in which they've played classic albums They're Only Chasing Safety, Define the Great Line and Lost In the Sound of Separation in full.
Speaking to AltPress about their livestreams, frontman Spencer Chamberlain said the following:
"The weirdest thing for me is the crowd is a huge part of an Underoath show. If you’ve been to an Underoath show, you understand that is what makes us. When we practice, we’re not sitting there banging our heads and jumping off shit. We just practice. We just play our music. There’s something about when we get in front of a crowd—the adrenaline and the energy you get from how excited people are to be in a room is what makes you just like, “Yeah!” That’s a weird shift for me to think about.
"We are performing as Underoath, but what Underoath do isn’t fake. It’s a real feeling. And without the crowd, that’s gonna be hard to wrap my brain around. But I think we’re just so excited to play because we haven’t played. We haven’t even been in a room together. Me and Aaron will write music through FaceTime and Zoom and stuff. It’s just being in a room together. I’ve been locked in my house for months. I haven’t seen anyone. After my COVID test was negative, I got to see my older brother, like once, who lives right down the road. I think we’re gonna get some of that energy [from] just being able to play together in a room."
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