Blaqk Audio, the side project of AFI musicians Davey Havok and Jade Puget, have announced their return with news of a brand new album ‘Only Things We Love’ – listen to the record’s lead single ‘The Viles’ below.
Havok and Puget’s electronic alter ego was last active back in 2016 when they released their third LP ‘Material’, which arrived nearly a decade after their 2007 debut ‘CexCells’.
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Blaqk Audio have now confirmed that their next album ‘Only Things We Love’ will arrive on March 15, with the duo pairing the news with the release of the single ‘The Viles’ – you can check out the song below.
Discussing ‘The Viles’, Puget said in a press release: “I’ve always loved that great 80s industrial sound – Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Babyland, etc., so I began this song with that era in mind. I even did something which we never do, which is to put ‘guitars’ on a Blaqk Audio song, although they’re heavily tweaked and sampled.”
Havok, meanwhile, commented that the new album “feels starkly different” from their previous material.
“Because we were so happy with the many songs we wrote, the track listing continued to change up until a few weeks before it went to press,” he said. “In the end, the futurepop elements of Blaqk Audio have a greater representation on this album than they did on the last.
“Synthpop and electropop still make up most of the record, yet these tracks have a uniquely modern feel. While even dancier than ‘Material’, ‘Only Things We Love’ offers a dreamy quality less present on any previous release.”
AFI’s latest release came last month with the arrival of the ‘Missing Man’ EP.