The Devil Wears Prada Announce ‘The Act’ Album, Debut New Song ‘Lines of Your Hands’
Metalcore stalwarts The Devil Wears Prada have just announced that The Act, their first new album in three years, will be released on Oct. 11 through new label home Solid State Records. Listen to the first single, "Lines of Your Hands" below and find out where you can catch them on their upcoming headlining tour with Norma Jean and Gideon.
The track surges with a harsh punk energy over the chorus, seesawing between these more aggressive moments and droning, tension-driving atmospheres. These elements are more closely examined on the back half of "Lines of Your Hands" and drawn out with more dramatic emphasis.
"'Lines of Your Hands' is a love song that includes a written dialogue we got our pal Sierra to sing on," says singer Mike Hranica. "She totally nailed it and it certainly enhances the song's storyline and thematic nature. Sonically, we feel that 'LOYH' checks the right boxes for first single released from this album. What is upcoming really moves away from where Prada has been the last 10 years."
"The Act is our seventh full-length and the most detailed effort of our career," he continued, shifting focus from the song to the album. "The process was scrupulous in every facet. Jon, who's played keyboard with the band for the last seven or eight years, produced the album; which is a decision that's insurmountably snowballed over the past few releases. There is no common theme surrounding every song on the record, although there are notions that inhale and exhale through the LP's timeline."
"This just feels very make it, or break it for us," Hranica went on. "All bets are in on The Act. We tried to make something outside of the norm for rock, metalcore, or heavy music. We often hear commentary that 'rock is dead' now; I don't think it has to be that way though. Look at the corners pop and hip-hop turn. Artists just need to reinvent themselves and make something creative and inventive again. Reinvention is what we're driving towards."
Pre-orders for The Act are available now and to reserve your copy, head here. View the artwork and track listing beneath the video for the new song.
The Devil Wears Prada, "Lines of Your Hands"
The Devil Wears Prada, The Act Album Art + Track Listing
02. "Lines of Your Hands"
04. "Wave Of Youth"
05. "Please Say No"
06. "The Thread"
08. "Isn’t It Strange?"
09. "Diamond Lost"
10. "As Kids"
11. "Even Though"
The Devil Wears Prada, Norma Jean + Gideon 2019 Tour Dates
Oct. 19 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Ready Room
Oct. 20 — Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater
Oct. 22 — Denver, Colo. @ Summit Music Hall
Oct. 23 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Oct. 24 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vinyl
Oct. 25 — Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst
Oct. 26 — Fresno, Calif. @ Strummer’s
Oct. 27 — Pomona, Calif. @ Glass House
Oct. 28 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee
Oct. 30 — Dallas, Texas @ GMBG
Oct. 31 — Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 2 — Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum
Nov. 3 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
Nov. 5 — Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
Nov. 6 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Blind Tiger
Nov. 7 — Baltimore, Md. @ Sound Stage
Nov. 8 — Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Mr. Smalls
Nov. 9 — Toledo, Ohio @ Civic Music Hall
Nov. 10 — Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westport Theater
Nov. 12 — Philadelphia, Penn. @ TLA
Nov. 13 — New York, N.Y. @ Grammercy Theatre
Nov. 15 — Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge
Nov. 16 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
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