Published Jan 15, 2021Just over two years on from sharing EP The Missing Man, AFI have unloaded a pair of new songs. Both "Twisted Tongues" and "Escape from Los Angeles" can be heard below.
"As I recall, 'Twisted Tongues' came of the Blood era and was the first piece of music we explored on the new album," vocalist Davey Havok shared in a statement. "The dreaminess of the music lyrically inspired themes of unforeseen severance. It is a pining song of being set adrift by those who once feigned to share the same anchors."
Of its companion track, Havok continued, "Los Angeles, like most of my loves, is imbued with a darkness and radiance. Musically, 'Escape from Los Angeles' called for my own vantage to this classic theme of the city's dichotomous allure."
A press release hints that "Twisted Tongues" and "Escape from Los Angeles" could appear on a forthcoming AFI album, which would mark the follow-up to 2017 full-length AFI (The Blood Album).
"Anyone who knows our catalog knows that no two records really sit together," guitarist Jade Puget added of the new songs. "Some sit a little closer, maybe. We do certain things, just by virtue of who we are, that are consistent, but those things come about organically. Every time we do something, I have to judge it on its own merits. Some fans are going to judge a new album, or a new song, based on what's come before. But as artists, we can't do that, because it would only hinder our creativity."
Along with today's digital release, both "Twisted Tongues" and "Escape from Los Angeles" will be treated to a 7-inch vinyl release, which is now available for pre-order.