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Underoath debut new song 'Pneumonia'

Official press release:

Today, Underoath shared "Pneumonia," the third single off their highly anticipated seventh full-length, Voyeurist, set for release on January 14th via Fearless Records.

"Pneumonia" is a sonic and lyrical voyage through death, partly inspired by the passing of guitarist Tim McTague's father. Clocking in at just over seven minutes, the track shows Underoath continuing to push their boundaries as a band, serving as one of the most melodic and experimental songs in their career. As the track progresses, the listener is met with eerie guitars, pulsating drums, and an earth-shaking switch from Aaron Gillespie's lush vocals to Spencer Chamberlain's intense screams. You can check out the visualizer for the song here:


On the writing process, McTague elaborates: "We started writing the song, randomly, on the anniversary of my dad's death, and to release it exactly a year from that day is wild. I was in a funk and wanted to make something sad but felt drained. The song ended up becoming an audible journey of death and is called 'Pneumonia' because that is what was listed on my dad's death certificate. It's also the only song in the history of the band that Spencer and Aaron sat someone down and asked them (me) to help write some of the lyrics, which was truly an honor."

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anonymous 246 days ago

pneumonia vaccine?


anonymous 246 days ago

up against the wall


anonymous 246 days ago

fake hardcore band singing about mask mandates and vaccines to try to relate to normal people. well gee thanks for coming down from your elitist ivory tower


anonymous 246 days ago

These guys are the true bad boys of the scene now that they cuss in their songs. Step aside Sworn Enemy!


anonymous 246 days ago

When The Sun Sleeps


anonymous 245 days ago

Yeah I agree and I personally prefer the bands in much more down to earth ivory towers, am I right fellas? I'm a fan of humble ivory towers and proud to finally say it.



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