THEORY (Theory Of A Deadman) is gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album, Say Nothing, on January 31st via Atlantic Records and this album is without a doubt some of the band’s most political and emotional to date.
Much of the band’s previous material focused on relationships and break-ups, at least their radio singles, but true fans of Theory know that digging deeper into their catalog you could discover a much more lyrical and musical depth to the band. The upcoming “Say Nothing” album has the band baring their heart and soul to their fanbase talking about some very serious issues such as domestic violence, racism, politics and more.
“Say Nothing” may be more toned down from what we are used to with Theory, however it is a side of themselves that definitely needed to be seen. Theory has proved that they are not afraid to experiment both lyrically and musically with this album, and while it definitely showcases some darker themes, it is not without an underlying message of hope which is something that we can all relate with during this time in our current political climate.
The album opener “Black Hole in Your Heart” sets the tone and pacing for the rest of the album and shows that some of vocalist Tyler Connelly’s ironic lyrical humor is still in place. Another track that we adored on the album was “Ted Bundy” which happened to be recorded after a visit to London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios. The multi-instrumentation on the track is just brilliant and it certainly one of Theory’s most experimental tracks to date.
The album’s first single was the heavy-hitting “History Of Violence” which calls for attention to be brought to the issues surrounding domestic violence and showcases one victim’s path to freedom that may not be exactly how one would expect this particular story to end. You can check out the video below:
We also thoroughly enjoyed the album’s title track “Say Nothing” with its haunting melody and a perfect blend of both acoustic guitar and violin accompaniment, as the lyrics transported us to a somber story about overcoming toxicity in a relationship.
With the release of “Say Nothing” Theory has proven they can not be boxed into any one particular genre and have showcased incredibly maturity and growth in both their musical and lyrical content. Fans should definitely be sure to check this one out and we can’t wait to see just how some of these new tracks will fare live on-stage, but it’s sure to be epic.
You can pre-order THEORY’S “Say Nothing” album here!