US hard rock quintet Youth In Revolt have been full of announcements since their return from hiatus. First a new line-up and a cover giving us a glimpse of the new band, then a live acoustic and Q&A with frontman Tanner Allen, which was followed by the news of a debut album.
Now we have the first proper glimpse into the new and improved Youth In Revolt with the video for title track The Broken.
Speaking to AltPress who premiered the video on November 4, Tanner says; “‘The Broken’ is the title track for our debut record. We chose to name the record The Broken because the track is a great summary of what we were striving for, both thematically and musically, on the album.
The song, in particular, is about finding your way in a world that you don’t understand or fit into, and finding strength, despite what the general population may tell you! It’s a call to arms in a way, our way of saying to come together and find strength in numbers to make it through this rollercoaster of a world that we live in. This is especially important now as our country goes through this absolutely perplexing election campaign that we’re in the midst of. It’s paramount that we think for ourselves right now as the divided population is shoving their own opinions down our throats. Musically, this song is a chaotic and powerful rock song. We want people to hear this song and feel like they are a part of a movement with us!”
The video is definitely an interesting visual, depicting the lengths the powers that be would go to to try and stop people going against their regime.
As someone who became a fan of the band in late 2014, it’s always a worry at first when lineups change, particularly vocalists, however, if the rest of the record is anything to go by, there is absolutely nothing to worry about as this track is an absolute smash!
Watch the video for The Broken below;