Watch: Blessthefall go under in new ‘Wishful Sinking’ video

Blessthefall are back with a brand new music video for their latest single. On Wednesday (Oct. 10), the Phoenix-founded band unleashed the second music video for “Wishful Sinking.” Originally released in February with a different corresponding visual, the new clip finds inspiration from the song’s subject matter and lyrics which make references to drowning and getting caught in the undertow.

The four-and-a-half-minute clip primarily features the band in what looks to be a small and dark room filled with water. As the group begins to play the track in the confined space, the water begins to rise submerging the band members, and their instruments, throughout the video. At one point, each member is seen briefly under the purple current or throwing themselves into the purple abyss.

Watch the music video for “Wishful Sinking” above.

“Wishful Sinking” is the band’s first song to be written with the help of the record’s producer, Tyler Smyth. The track is featured on Blessthefall’s recently released record, Hard Feelings. Hard Feelings was released in March via Rise Records. The album, the band’s sixth studio album, peaked at the No. 54 spot on the Billboard 200 chart and at the No. 5 spot on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart.

Hard Feelings is the act’s last album to feature longtime drummer Matt Traynor. Traynor announced his departure from the band in August of 2018, citing family as his main reason for leaving the band he had been a part of since its inception. Traynor made his departure official following the group’s Hard Feelings headlining tour with The Word Alive.

Watch Blessthefall possess a television in ‘Sleepless in Phoenix’

Weeks after the release of their sixth studio album, Blessthefall have returned with the music video for another track from the record. On Monday (April 2), the Arizona-founded band unleashed the official clip for their latest single, “Sleepless in Phoenix.” The almost four-and-a-half minute clip begins with a man bargaining with a woman over the price of an old-fashioned television.

“I’ll give you five bucks,” the man tells the seller. “Fine. You look like you only have five bucks,” the woman says, finally accepting his offer. As the man goes on his way, the television’s screen begins to randomly flicker. Not noticing anything, the owner goes on his way, ending up in a motel. Once in his room, he plugs in the televison only to be assaulted by images of the band stuck inside to the television.

The television ends up going on a major journey, as the owner tries to remove the spirits of the band members from the possessed television. The owner goes as far as to throw the small box into a swimming pool and then have a psychic try to rid the spirits out of it.

“It was pretty awesome filming this video about Phoenix while we were actually in Phoenix,” said frontman Beau Bokan about the clip.

“The whole concept is about a dude who buys a possessed TV and he can’t get rid of it! We wanted sort of a Black Mirror/Twilight Zone vibe. Since the narrative and the performance are happening at the same time, you’ll have to watch this multiple times to catch it all! This is one of the coolest videos we’ve ever made.”

Watch the music video for “Sleepless in Phoenix” above.

“Sleepless in Phoenix” joins the band’s previously released tracks “Wishful Sinking,” “Cutthroat,” and “Melodramatic” on their recently released record Hard Feelings. Hard Feelings was released on March 23 through Rise Records, landing at the number 54 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

In support of the new album’s release, the group will embark on a spring tour alongside Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Blessthefall unleash video for new single ‘Wishful Sinking’

Several weeks after confirming a new album with its first single, Blessthefall have returned with another new song from the record. On Wednesday (Feb. 14), the Arizona-founded band unleashed “Wishful Sinking,” the second single off their upcoming album, Hard Feelings.

“‘Wishful Sinking’ is one of the first songs we wrote for this album,” frontman Beau Bokan explains about the new song. “It’s got all the familiar Blessthefall vibes that any old school fan will recognize immediately. We wanted to do what we do best while finding a fresh sound. I think it’s one of the more dynamic songs vocally and musically. It takes you on a ride that ignites the whole album.”

Listen to “Wishful Sinking” above.

“Wishful Sinking” will join previously released single “Melodramatic” on the band’s impending new album, Hard Feelings. Hard Feelings is set to be released on March 23 through Rise Records. Pre-orders for the new album can be found on the band’s website.

Last month, Blessthefall confirmed the release of their sixth studio album as well as their decision to leave their longtime home of Fearless Records for Rise Records. According to an interview back in January, Bokan admitted that signing with Rise Records helped rejuvenate the band that has been in the music business for nine years and five studio albums.

In support of the new album’s release, Blessthefall are currently on tour with Of Mice and Men, Cane Hill, and Fire from the Gods. Tonight, the bands will perform at the Corona Theatre in Montreal, Quebec. The complete list of remaining tour dates can be found here.

Blessthefall announce new album, sign to Rise Records

When Blessthefall announced a massive tour for the new year in late 2017, fans were more than wondering if this was an official confirmation that they would be seeing new music soon. On Tuesday (Jan. 30), those longtime followers were given an official answer when the Arizona-founded band announced the release of their upcoming new album. Taking to social media, Blessthefall announced that their sixth studio album will be titled Hard Feelings and will see a release date of March 23.

In addition to the new record announcement, the band also unveiled the record’s first single, “Melodramatic.”  Watch the music video for the new track above.

As if the new album title, date , and single were not enough, the group also unveiled that the new album will be released through their new home of Rise Records.

“It’s not often a band like ours, that’s been together for nine years, that has five full-length albums, and that survives the ups and downs of the music scene, gets a chance at a fresh start,” Blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan explains about their change of record label. “We’re here to say that we feel brand new again. Signing to Rise has rejuvenated us as a band and we couldn’t be more excited. They encouraged us to be ourselves and to continue to write the music that we wanted.”

Blessthefall were previously signed to Fearless Records, where they released all their previous studio albums including 2009’s Witness, 2011’s Awakening, 2013’s Hollow Bodies, and 2015’s To Those Left Behind. The only album not released through Fearless was the group’s debut, His Last Walk, which was released through Science and Ferret Records (re-issue).

Pre-orders for Hard Feelings are currently available on the band’s website here.

In support of Hard Feelings‘ release, Blessthefall will be hitting the road alongside Of Mice and Men, Cane Hill, and Fire from the Gods. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

BLESSTHEFALL / OF MICE & MEN TOUR DATES:

Jan. 31 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theater *
Feb. 01 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst *
Feb. 02 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
Feb. 03 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
Feb. 04 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *
Feb. 05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex *
Feb. 06 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
Feb. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall MPLS *
Feb. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb. 12  – Detroit, MI – Crofoot
Feb. 13 – Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
Feb. 14  – Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre
Feb. 16 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Feb. 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony
Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
Feb. 20 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven)
Feb. 23 – Orlando, FL – Beacham
Feb. 24 – Destin, FL – Club Red
Feb. 25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Feb. 27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Downstairs
Feb. 28 – Dallas, TX – Cotton Hall
March 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
March 04  – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Live
March 05 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
March 06 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theatre
March 07 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

*No Cane Hill