British metalcore monsters Architects have unleashed a gargantuan new anthem when we were young. One of Architects' most expansive sonic offerings to date, incorporating intricate guitar work and a phenomenal groove, with Sam Carter’s signature melodic rock vocals soaring overtop when we were young somehow manages to sound nostalgic and futuristic at the same time.
Architects' drummer Dan Searle shared his thoughts on the song's artistic intention.
when we were young is a song that recognises what is gained and what is lost as we get older, as the world unfolds around us we can become overwhelmed by its endless complexity. When I was 20 I thought I had the whole thing sussed, today I’m pretty sure I’ll never understand reality. We lose our innocence as we age, and although fatalism and cynicism can creep in, we also begin to shift our focus toward gratitude for existence and for those that we love."
Watch the video for when we were young below.
The song was premiered on Clara Amfo’s BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds show last night, as the ‘Hottest Record in the World’. You can listen to the show and the interview with Sam Carter HERE
when we were young is our first taste of new music from Architects since 2021's For Those That Wish To Exist one of our 20 Best Metal Albums Of 2021.
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