Of Mice & Men get ‘Real’ with new music video

According to Of Mice & Men in late 2015, 2016 was supposed to be the year the group returned with a fiery vengeance after several medical emergencies resulted in all activities being suspended. With a couple of months left in 2016, the California-based band has done just that by hitting the road with Marilyn Manson and Slipknot as well as announcing the impending release of their fourth studio album. On Tuesday (Aug. 23), the group unleashed the music video for the second single off of Cold World; “Real.” The almost three-and-a-half minute clip asks the question, “What makes you real?”

As the video progresses, we see the band performing the new song while clips of people with signs are interwoven throughout the performance. Every single person in the clip, hold up a sign explaining exactly what makes them real. Watch the music video for “Real” below.

“Real” will join lead single “Pain” on the band’s upcoming release, Cold World. Cold World is set to be released on Sept. 9 through Rise Records.

In conjunction with the music video’s release, frontman Austin Carlile sat down with Rolling Stone for an exclusive interview where they spoke about several things. During the chat, Carlile revealed how during a show earlier in the month in Denver, he suffered a collapsed lung, but instead of cancelling the rest of the set, he soldier on.

“I couldn’t breathe right and I was gasping,” he recalled to the publication. “I managed to do the rest of the show. Then, the medics came and gave me oxygen and the lung somehow kind of naturally re-inflated. But, things like that happen every day and I’ve just learned to deal with them. The best laid plans for Of Mice and Men often go awry. I can’t plan for much because I feel like life is always going to throw me a curve ball.”

To read Carlile’s complete Rolling Stone interview, head on over here.

Of Mice & Men announce new album, release lead single

Towards the end of 2015, Of Mice & Men had promised fans that they would “come back in 2016 stronger than ever.” On Monday (June 27), the California-based band kept their promise and announced plans to released their fourth studio album. The new record will be titled Cold World and is set to be released on Sept. 9 through Rise Records. In addition to the new album reveal, the group also premiered the music video for the album’s lead single, “Pain.” The music video for the new song can be seem below.

Pre-orders for Cold World are currently available on Of Mice & Men’s website here. Cold World marks the band’s new studio record since 2014’s Restoring Force. Back in 2015, the band released a re-issue of Restoring Force titled Restoring Force: Full Circle. Behind the re-release, the band went on tour only to cancel the finals days of the trek due to frontman Austin Carlile being hospitalized. During Carlile’s recovery, which found him in and out of hospitals for the remainder of 2015, the vocalist stayed positive with the group releasing a music video for the song “Never Giving Up.”

Earlier this year, it was announced that Of Mice & Men would hit the road alongside Slipknot and Marilyn Manson for the latter’s joint, co-headlining tour. After that, the Los Angeles band will play at a couple of music festivals before heading overseas to Europe for their own, proper, headlining tour. The tour dates for the Slipknot/Manson tour can be found here, while Of Mice & Men’s European tour stop can be found here.