The Word Alive are sharing their highly-anticipated new album, Hard Reset produced by Hiram Hernandez, (As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, AVOID) Erik Ron, (Nothing.Nowhere, Too Close To Touch, I Prevail) and Matt Good, (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead, Sleeping With Sirens) on August 25 via Thriller Records. Alongside this massive release comes the band's new track, "One Of Us" featuring Noah Sebastian of Bad Omens.
"One Of Us" fades in on an energetic note, while ascending into a forceful presence. The track is draped in fearless screams that ooze a staple of confidence. Signature vocals from Noah Sebastian of Bad Omens have a glossy, yet ferocious tone that contrast against The Word Alive's lead vocalist, Telle Smith's bold existence, making for an electrifying pair. "One Of Us" is a lively song ridden with catchy melodies and unforgettable hooks.
“There may be no song on Hard Reset that ushers in the new era of The Word Alive quite like “One Of Us.” From the atmospheric to the melodic to the heavy, there is a synergy in this song you feel from the instrumentals to the lyrics to the vocal performances by me and Noah [Sebastian.] With a nostalgic nod to the Deceiver hit "2012," fans are in for a ride.” - Telle Smith, TWA
Earlier this spring, the band premiered "New Reality" on Octane and it quickly became a fan favorite for old school fans while capturing an army of new listeners; garnering deafeningly loud crowd participation on the latest tour. Previously, The Word Alive closed out 2022 with single "Nocturnal Future," which gained notable editorial playlist support from All New Metal and Crash Course amongst others.
"There will be talks of returning to our roots, blending eras of The Word Alive and of course, evolution. As you embark on this next chapter with us, we hope you’ll find something worthy of connection. Whether it helps you overcome, forget, remember, embrace, or even escape… We hope you’ll enjoy the seventh chapter of our story, and remember.. We are The Word Alive, all of us."
- Telle Smith, TWA
- Telle Smith, TWA
Hard Reset is making waves, landing a cover story with Rock Sound Magazine and single, "New Reality" radio charting at #37, the highest in the band's history. Fans can catch The Word Alive out on the first leg of their headlining, The Hard Reset Tour with supporting acts Dark Divine and NERV, starting August 14 through September 3. Tickets are now available.