Having been tucked away in the studio for the best part of the year working on new music, British ambient heavy hitters Devil Sold His Soul have now unveiled ‘The Reckoning’, their first new material since their 2014 EP, ‘Belong ≠ Betray’.
You can stream and listen to the song ‘The Reckoning’ below:
Speaking of the meaning behind the track, vocalist Paul Green explained, “We have been a band for over 12 years. Along the way we have met some of the best people and shared some of our most treasured memories. But, as in life, those good times are inevitably interrupted by more testing ones. This song represents our struggle as a band and as individuals during those most difficult moments and reflects on how we got through them and moved forward.
It’s been 2 years since we last released new material and they’ve been pretty tough years for us. I began to question the existence of the band, I think we all did at times. This song is about dark days, it’s right from the heart, it’s as honest as I could be about recent times and it tells of our struggle and a hope that we’re beyond it.
Not long after we had written this song we found out the tragic news of our friend Tom Searle’s passing. This really came as a huge shock to us all, as it did to countless other people around the globe. We have felt a special affinity with Architects having been part of the same scene since we formed back in 2004, following similar paths in the early days and touring together over the years. We have always had the utmost respect for them as musicians and as people. We wanted to be able to show our support for those closest to Tom and for those who cared for him. Therefore we would like to donate all proceeds from this track to The Martlets Hospice as a tribute to the life and work of Tom and the legacy he leaves behind. We hope the money raised can be used to help those with terminal illnesses and support those close to them in their time of need. Please donate for this great cause. Thank you.”
If you like what you hear, you can purchase and download the song now via BandCamp (here).
All proceeds will be donated to The Martlets Hospice in Hove as tribute to Tom Searle, the late guitarist and principle songwriter for Architects who tragically lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether or not the track will be featured on a forthcoming EP or album.