British metalcore act The Five Hundred have premiered their new video single titled “Our Demise,” which you can check out below. The track is from their new studio album ‘A World On Fire,’ which comes out on July 30th, 2021 through Long Branch Records (pre-order).
Regarding the fresh single, The Five Hundred say:
“I remember reading a paper about how people can pass away simply because they’ve given up. Life has beaten them and they feel defeat is inescapable. It was a study by researchers about the “clinical markers” for ‘give-up-itis’, a crude term used to describe what is known medically as psychogenic death. It usually follows a trauma from which a person thinks there is no escape, making death seem like the only rational outcome. If not arrested, death usually occurs three weeks after the first stage of withdrawal. The researcher quoted: “Psychogenic death is real. It isn’t suicide, it isn’t linked to depression, but the act of giving up on life and dying usually within days, is a very real condition often linked to severe trauma.
It’s a subject matter that triggers thoughts, perhaps analogously, that we are experiencing a societal or ecological version of this. We have given up on ourselves, and we have just accepted that this is the only, inevitable conclusion, to fade away, wide-eyed and hopeless.
As a society we swing from the opposite ends of the pendulum, of environmental activism, which society bizarrely labels as ‘extremism” to the flaccid apathy of “middle-of-the-road Joe Public”, who questions whether any of this is even real. We don’t need two polar opposites to war with each other, we need the middle ground to get the fuck in the water and learn to swim. We haven’t decided if this song is about fighting on or giving up… I guess we’ll let the listener decide…”
1 Black Dogs
2 The Rising Tide
3 Our Demise
4 The Warmth
5 Walls Of Jericho (feat. Andreas Bjulver)
6 Your Apocalypse (feat. Jeremy Gomez)
7 With Scars
8 Our Curse
10 A World On Fire
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