Alexisonfire have released their comeback single ‘Familiar Drugs’, their first new material in over nine years – listen to the song below.
The Canadian band’s last studio album, ‘Old Crows / Young Cardinals’, came out back in 2009, two years before they announced that they were separating. The band decided to reunite in 2015 for a number of live shows, and have been teasing the release of brand new material since the beginning of this month.
Alexisonfire have delivered on the promise of new music today (February 14) with the release of ‘Familiar Drugs’, which you can hear below.
Produced by Alexisonfire along with City and Colour’s Karl Bareham, frontman George Pettit explained more about the creative motivation behind the conception of the track.
“‘Familiar Drugs’ is about recognising you need to make a change in your life, being presented with the opportunity to make that change, and then choosing to do the same thing you always do,” he said.
“It’s about something very specific to me but it can be taken literally or interpreted in any number of ways. Most people have something in their lives they can’t quit: substances, unhealthy relationships, lethargy, self righteousness, a job they hate. ‘Familiar Drugs’ is about choosing comfort over self betterment.”