Earlier this year, Of Mice and Men frontman Austin Carlile surprised fans when he announced he would be leaving the group he helped form in 2009. Carlile was honest with fans when he revealed that main reason for his departure was to focus on bettering his health. At the time, the remaining members of the band were left without a frontman, but Carlile had told them to soldier on without him. Months later, the group confirmed several music festival appearances, and this past weekend, unleashed their first new song without Carlile.
On Sunday (April 23), the California-founded band premiered their brand new single on Daniel P. Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Show. The new track which is titled “Unbreakable” is not only the band’s first new track without Carlile, but it also marks bassist Aaron Pauley’s official shift to vocalist. Listen to Of Mice and Men’s interview with Carter here while the music video for “Unbreakable” can be seen above.
In a post to fans about the new track, Pauley had the following to say about the new tune: “We’re incredibly excited for the world to hear our brand new song, ‘Unbreakable,’ which is all about staring fear in the face, overcoming fear’s ability to keep you stagnant, and telling it where it stands.”
He continues: “Through this transitional time, we’ve felt the tremendous outpouring of love, encouragement, and support from our fans around the world, and we can’t wait to see you all soon. None of this would be possible without you, and we thank you all, endlessly.”
“Unbreakable” is the first new song since the group released 2016’s Cold World.