Alexisonfire has unveiled plans for their first new album in 13 years, despite having released new music since 2019. The group has also released a new single called “Sweet Dreams of Otherness.”
The heavy song possesses sharp percussion and continuous guitar riffs, which reverberate throughout the track. The music video shows the group jamming out in front of an audience, with occasional closeups of the members.
In addition to the single, Alexisisonfire revealed an upcoming album Otherness, which is set to be released June 24 via Dine Alone Records.
The mission statement for the 10-song album reads “A continuous thread through the fabric of Alexisonfire is the state of otherness. Otherness drew us all to spaces where a band like this could be formed. We attract the type of individuals that have all felt the sensation of being strange or unique. Perceived or otherwise, otherness has followed us through childhood, adolescence, and into our adult lives. It drives our tastes and proclivities. It bonds us with ourselves and others. And make no mistake, even at our most domestic and mundane moments, we are true outliers.”
Petit also added that they returned to the music game with this album because the group felt like they had something more to say. They didn’t want to leave their journey unfinished.
“As much as we love playing the old songs, we don’t want to be a nostalgia act. The only reason to come back is if we feel we still have something to say,” he said. “We spent so much time on the road thinking that if we stopped, people would lose interest. But when we went away, it only got bigger. We all carved new paths for ourselves, so coming back to Alexisonfire is a purely enjoyable creative venture. Something special happens when we get in a room together.”
“Committed to the Con”
“Sweet Dreams of Otherness”
“Dark Night of the Soul”
“Reverse the Curse”
“World Stops Turning”