Listen to Death From Above’s New Single ‘Freeze Me’
Death From Above 1979 will now be known once more as simply Death From Above — and they've released a new single, "Freeze Me," just in time to commemorate the name change.
Billboard notes that the shift was publicly revealed for the first time on BBC Radio June 6, where band members Sebastien Grainger and Jesse Keeler premiered "Freeze Me" on MistaJam's show. The single arrives three years after their most recent full-length set, 2014's The Physical World, and while the duo cautioned that a new album isn't exactly imminent, they promised fans wouldn't have to endure another 10-year wait between records.
In the meantime, "Freeze Me" offers a snapshot of Death From Above's current creative dynamic. "I feel like you should be trying different things, whether subconsciously or consciously," notes Keeler in a press release announcing the single. "You've got to stretch out the pizza dough of your idea and see how big you can make it creatively. We both wanted to see how far we could take it as Death From Above. Once we started working on music, it seemed like this was going to be a record where the very idea of what our band is evolved."
"It's meant to be felt and stimulate you on an emotional level," adds vocalist and drummer Sebastien Grainger. "We tried to make something that excites and surprises us. My journey is that of enlightenment all the time and seeking some form of truth. There's enough fiction in the world. We're not going to tell you what to believe. That's up to you."
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