Sacramento rock band A Lot Like Birds have premiered their new single, and the accompanying music video, for “The Sound of Us”. The track is taken from their forthcoming album Divisi, due out 5/5 on Equal Vision Records.
“This song was a way of telling a story about a couple in love that steals stars and light from all over the galaxy,” lead singer Cory Lockwood shares. “Eventually their love fades, and one of them abandons the other. As he’s passing alone and lost and unable to breathe, he thinks about how much of the time they spent together was in silence. He mistook that silence for peace and unspoken love when it was actually just a disconnect, and as he realizes it, he suddenly can’t stand the silence around him. This song is his series of dying thoughts.”
Guitarist Michael Franzino adds: “We really wanted the concept of this video to be subtle, and allow for enough room for the viewer to make their own interpretations. We wanted it to feel very uncanny/incongruent, to establish this sort of dreamlike eerie mood.”
A Lot Like Birds’ fourth full-length album DIVISI is out now.