Theory Of A Deadman will release its fifth album, SaVages, on July 8th. The disc’s first single, called “Drown,” will arrive at rock radio and iTunes on April 22nd. Frontman Tyler Connolly said about the new effort, “We went back to where we belong on this record, back to the angst, back to the darkness. We veered off the road a bit on this one but it took us right to where we needed to be.”
Connolly also spoke about the inspiration behind the single, stating, “‘Drown’ is about being alone, the feeling of being washed away and left to your own devices. We’ve all felt that way at some point in our lives; unable to stay afloat, we sink to the bottom which always seems easier in the end than fighting your way back to the surface.”
- Connolly told us a while back how the band approaches a new album each time out:
- “A lot of the conversations really just has to do with making sure we have the right songs, and enough songs, enough great songs. ‘Cause that’s a problem, you know, nowadays it’s all about singles. It really is. So you’ve got to have a lot of singles, you can’t have one or two tracks and then a bunch of album tracks, ’cause people don’t buy records as much anymore. You just have to just keep pumping stuff out to radio, which we’re getting pretty good at.”
- SaVages will follow up 2011’s The Truth Is . . . , which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
- That album produced three rock radio smashes, including “Bitch Came Back,” “Hurricane” and the chart-topping “Lowlife.”
- Theory’s previous set, 2008’s Scars And Souvenirs, sold more than a million copies and featured the Number One hit “Bad Girlfriend.”
- The Canadian act will hit the road this summer to support the new set, including appearance later this month at Florida’s Fort Rock and Welcome To Rockville festivals.