Just when fans thought Crown the Empire was releasing standalone singles to satisfy their desire for new music, the group comes back with a major announcement. On Wednesday (June 19), the Texas-founded band announced the impending release of their fourth studio album. Titled Sudden Sky, the record is due out July 19 through Rise Records.
Pre-orders for the forthcoming release are available for purchase here. Sudden Sky is the follow-up to the group’s 2016 studio effort, Retrograde.
“Our new album Sudden Sky is a digital representation of who we are at this moment in time,” Crown the Empire said in a press statement.
“It captures our innermost fears and anxieties while questioning humanity and the chaos of the world we live in today. This urgent search for meaning taught us that the only way to truly be human is to be vulnerable. ‘Sudden chance and destruction will lead to your liberation.'”
To coincide with the new album announcement, the four-piece unleashed the animated music video for the record’s latest single “MZRY.” The four-minute clip follows the protagonist as he tries to get his head to quiet down long enough for him to rest. Finding no way of getting the thoughts to stop, he starts to take smiley pills which give him nothing but hallucinations and crappy side effects, which include humongous bats and creepy butterflies.
Watch the music video for “MZRY” above.
“MZRY” join previously released tracks “Sudden Sky,” “what am i,” and “20/20.”
In support of Sudden Sky, Crown the Empire will embark on a summer tour with Attila, Veil of Maya, Gideon HAWK, and Life Right Now. The 23-stop outing begins on July 26 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento and concludes a month later on Aug. 25 at the House of Blues in San Diego.
The full list of tour dates can be found here while the complete track listing for Sudden Sky can be found below.
SUDDEN SKY TRACK LISTING:
3. “what i am”
4. “BLURRY (out of place)”
5. “Red Pills”
7. “Under the Skin”
9. “March of the Ignorant”
10. “Sudden Sky”