Watch The Word Alive’s video for ‘Trapped’

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It’s been a week since The Word Alive released their fourth studio album, Dark Matter. On Thursday (March 24), the group released the music video for their lead single, “Trapped.” Like the song, which frontman Telle Smith revealed back in January was about what’s it’s like to be confined to your vices, the protagonist of the clip is going through his own issues.

The music video premiered exclusively through Billboard and in conjunction with its released, Smith spoke to the publication about why this video might be his favorite to date. “While filming the music video for ‘Trapped’ with director Marcus Eden we knew instantly that it would be our favorite video to date. It’s able to capture a depth to our band and the meaning behind the song in a way we’ve never accomplished before,” explains Smith.

“‘Trapped’ is about the inescapability of our overthinking and progress-restricting behavior. We all have something we struggle with internally, and sometimes we have to realize our mind can be a strange dark place, and our own worst enemy.”

Watch the music video for “Trapped” below.

“Trapped” is the lead single off of the band’s recently released album, Dark Matter. In the same interview, smith shed some light about the record and how it came to be and how it expresses who they are at the moment.

Dark Matter is the result of our most in-depth writing and recording session we’ve done, and is something we consider to be our most dynamic and expansive album to date. This record completely defines and expresses who we are, and where we are going, taking the listener to the darkest and most honest places our band has dared to venture.”

The Word Alive just finished wrapping up their “Dark Matter North American Tour” earlier this month. Earlier this week, it was announced that they will be hitting the road this summer as one of the many bands on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour.

Vans Warped Tour Announces 2016 Route

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The 2015 Vans Warped Tour may have called it a year a few months back, but now, like promised the people behind the traveling rock show have unveiled their 2016 routing. On Monday (Dec. 14), the complete routing for the 2016 incarnation of the traveling festival was unveiled. In a surprising twist, the schedule for 2016 does not have a single Canadian tour stop unlike past years when Toronto was the sole Canadian stop.

This year also marks the first time the tour will visit Syracuse, NY and also the first time in over a decade that the traveling rock show’s stop in South Florida (West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, and/or Miami) is not on a Saturday. It’s also interesting to point out how the tour will begin in Texas as opposed to all the other times when it begins and ends in California. In a nutshell, the touring route seems to be a hot mess.

Check out the newly released routing for the 2016 Vans Warped Tour below, though the venues have yet to be announced.

2016 VANS WARPED TOUR DATES:

June 24 – Dallas, TX
June 25 – San Antonio, TX
June 26 – Houston, TX
June 27 – New Orleans, LA
June 29 – Nashville, TN
June 30 – Atlanta, GA
July 1 – St. Petersburg, FL
July 2 – Orlando, FL
July 3 – West Palm Beach, FL
July 5 – Charlotte, NC
July 6 – Virginia Beach, VA
July 7 – Syracuse, NY
July 8 – Camden, NJ
July 9 – Wantagh, NY
July 10 – Hartford, CT
July 11 – Scranton, PA
July 13 – Mansfield, MA
July 14 – Darien Center, NY
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA
July 16 – Columbia, MD
July 17 – Holmdel, NJ
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN
July 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
July 21 – Cincinnati, OH
July 22 – Detroit, MI
July 23 – Chicago, IL
July 24 – Shakopee, MN
July 26 – Milwaukee, WI
July 27 – St. Louis, MO
July 28 – Bonners Spring, KS
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT
July 31 – Denver, CO
Aug. 2 – Oklahoma City, OK
Aug. 3 – Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 5 – San Diego, CA
Aug. 6 – San Francisco, CA
Aug. 7 – Pomona, CA
Aug. 9 – Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 11 – Boise, ID
Aug. 12 – Auburn, WA
Aug. 13 – Portland, OR

Lineup announcements and tickets sales will reportedly happen in March 2016.