British metalcore quintet The Five Hundred have released a new song called ‘The Rising Tide’, the latest to come from their yet-to-be-announced second album.
Guitarist Mark Byrne had this to say about the song and its message.
“The environmental catastrophe that is headed our way will cause more deaths than COVID-19 and the solution will be far more complicated than a simple vaccine. We are all losing our shit at this pandemic, but what’s coming next is so fucked up, we won’t know what hit us. We are simply not ready for this. It’s not as bad as you think – it’s much, MUCH worse. Up until now, the scientific, political and even public discourse has focused on increasing temperatures – degrees Celsius. In the next few years, we will talk about it in terms of meters of sea level rise. Life as we know it, will not be the same, and we are just letting it play out in front of our very own eyes. That depresses me beyond belief, so I had to write about it. We are sinking in a deep blue hell. Many of the people and places we know and love, will be dragged out to the sea. Sit back and enjoy the horror show, because it’s your apocalypse, and you fucking paid for it. Hop on for the ride.”
You can check out ‘The Rising Tide’ and its video below.
The band’s yet-to-be-announced second album, and follow-up to 2018’s ‘Bleed Red’, will be released in early 2021 via Long Branch Records.
More details will be confirmed as they develop.