We might not feature too much metal in this section but today might be the beginning of a rock revolution at WDFLM. We’ve got the new video for the latest single off of The Devil Wears Prada’s upcoming full-length ‘Transit Blues’. This is only the second sneak preview we’re getting of Transit Blues after ‘Daughter‘, released at the beginning of summer. If it feels like the Dayton, Ohio band has taken a different direction sonically in these two cuts than in their 2013 release ‘8:18‘, you’ve felt right. TDWP has undergone quite a few changes since their last album. For one, guitarist Chris Rubey and drummer Daniel Williams, both founding members, quit the band. Chris said he wanted to spend more time with his wife and daughter while Williams chose not to explain his exit. This means the group now operates as a foursome, though Kyle Sipress was brought in to replace Chris in the guitar department. These two departures happened after The Devil Wears Prada re-signed with Rise Records.
Having lost their chief songwriter, it was expected that TDWP’s sound would change, and the edgier, more intense drumming on ‘To The Key Of Evergreen’ is clear evidence of this. Mike Hranica’s vocals have lost none of their fervor and he flexes them to the max right from the get-go. From the collection of shots that make up the enigmatic video, it’s easy to trace the inspiration for the film down to Vladimir Nabokov’s time-travel novel ‘Lolita’.
Transit Blues is out October 7 but it’s available for pre-order here.
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