It’s pretty clear that Underoath are doing okay right now. During the pandemic, the band made serious BANK with their Observatory livestream series, in a landscape where they were completely unable to tour. And signaled by their newest single, “Damn Excuses”, they’re coming out firing on all cylinders. It’s the band’s first new single in a couple years.
Speaking on the track, keyboardist Chris Dudley states:
“This song came out of nowhere for us. In hindsight, it probably stems emotionally from the anxiousness that a year of isolation will give you, and that ‘wanting-to-explode’ feeling came out with zero effort. It was therapeutic. This is us ready to get back into a loud room with sweaty people and experience something real together.”
Of particular note – take this with a grain of salt, of course – a recently leaked bit of info may see Ghostemane with a guest spot on their as of yet unannounced next studio album.