Last year, Underoath proved there’s a huge market for livestreams by bringing in bundles of cash, Performing three of their most critically acclaimed albums in their entirety, Underoath managed to avoid some of the issues that have curbed the live music industry, bringing in huge production and efficient uses of ad spend to bring their show to the homes – and computers – of fans.
While we know the band is indeed working on new music right now, vocalist Spencer Chamberlain has revealed his excitement for the band’s upcoming material.
In a post on his Instagram story, Chamberlain revealed he’s “exhausted but super proud” of the upcoming Underoath material, also intimating that the band “has never worked this hard” on an album before. In fact, if you follow the band members on Instagram, you can often catch them in the studio recording new music – though the audio is off, ostensibly so nothing gets revealed. Underoath have also already unveiled a new logo, along with a cover photo that says “Voyeurist” – hinting at a possible song or album title.
While we don’t necessarily have any indication as to what the new album will sound like, it would appear that at least one of the songs is so heavy, it wouldn’t have fit on their comeback album Erase Me. And according to Chris Dudley, it’s got the chorus of one of his favorite songs the Grammy-nominated band have done since 2006. If that’s any indication, a new Underoath album could yet stack up to the band’s classic albums. It was also revealed that their upcoming record will be self-produced.
Back in 2016 or so Tim showed us a riff he had for Underoath that was so gnar/heavy we couldn’t fit it anywhere while working on Erase Me.
It’s now the “chorus” of *maybe* my favorite song we’ve done in 15 years.
Music is so damn awesome and I’m excited for 2021.
— Chris Dudley (@ChrisUnderoath) January 29, 2021