After three years of being quiet and on hiatus, Atreyu have finally come back with a brand new song. The track is titled “So Others may Live,” and is currently up on the band’s Music Glue account where you can download it for free.
When asked about the meaning behind the song, frontman Alex Varkatzas explained the event that inspired him to write the track.
“‘So Others May Live’ is inspired by one of my best friends, who is ex-military. The things our troops go through to protect us are pretty unreal. Their treatment after leaves a lot to be desired, as well. The song honors them and condemns our government’s constant deployment of these brave souls. The people who fight and die for us often come from a certain socio-economic background — the working class.
The people making these decisions to send our nation’s children to war come from positions of privilege and wealth; their kids aren’t the ones getting deployed and they aren’t risking their lives every day at work. Yet they order the working class to go ‘keep us safe’ at the drop of a hat, it feels like. It’s bullshit. It’s the politicians and the rich of this country waging war to keep the majority pre-occupied, so they can make money and advance their bullshit political agendas. The expense is ‘expendable’ working class/poor Americans’ lives, never the rich.”
Check out the new song below.
Atreyu’s comeback song comes almost two months after the band began releasing cryptic videos on the web. At the time, fans were becoming suspicious that they would be returning to the music world because of the tenth anniversary of The Curse. The band will official begin its comeback with their first show as a unit Chain Reaction on September 11, 2014 and an appearance at the Aftershock Festival on September 14th, 2014