Next month, Coheed and Cambria will drop The Color Before the Sun, their first album to exist outside the fictional Armory Wars concept that has driven all of their releases since their 2002 debut. Now, the Claudio Sanchez-led outfit has shared the forthcoming LP’s second track, “Here to Mars.” Listen above (via Rolling Stone).

In a corresponding interview with Rolling Stone, Sanchez revealed the new, grandiose love song was inspired by the frontman’s relationship with his wife and, at the time, the anticipation of their son's birth.

“We collaborate on so many things, my wife and I: music, comics, but here we are now, collaborating on a life together,” Sanchez said. “It was huge.”

“It was just my way of expressing my gratitude to her,” he continued. “And I know some people would say, ‘Well, Mars is a limitation. You only love her to Mars? We have an ever-expanding universe out there, and we’re only a part of this small galaxy.’ Well, for me it’s like, I’ll never know what that distance is. To me, that might as well be infinity. My love for her is ever-expanding.”

The Color Before the Sun will land in stores on Oct. 16 via 300 Entertainment; you can pre-order a copy now at iTunes. “Here to Mars” follows the album’s lead single, “You Got Spirit, Kid.”

Coheed recently announced tour dates with Glassjaw and Cursive. Check out a complete list of their upcoming stops below:

Coheed and Cambria Tour
Sept. 11: Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
Sept. 12: Buffalo, NY - Edgefest
Sept. 13: Sterling Heights, MI - Chill on the Hill
Sept. 19: Toronto, ON - Riot Fest
Oct. 11: Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage *
Oct. 13: Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s !
Oct. 14: St. Louis, MO - The Pageant !
Oct. 17: Wichita, KS - The Cotillion !
Oct. 18: Sioux Falls, SD - The District !
Oct. 20: Park City, UT - Park City Live ^
Oct. 22: Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom #
Oct. 23: Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo #
Oct. 25: Sacramento, CA - Aftershock Festival
Oct. 27: Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater ^
Oct. 29: San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park ^
Oct. 31: Phoenix, AZ - Monster Mash Music Festival
Nov. 1: El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls ^
Nov. 6: Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
* w/ Glassjaw and Thank You Scientist
! w/ Cursive and Thank You Scientist
# w/ Knapsack and Thank You Scientist
^ w/ Thank You Scientist and Silver Snakes

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