Atreyu have shared the video for ‘Super Hero’ from their acclaimed 2018-released album In Our Wake. The track features appearances from Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows and Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie. You can check it out below.
“Our song ‘Super Hero’ was written about what it’s like to be a parent and the vast amount of time, effort, energy, and hard work it takes to be a real-life superhero for your children,” the band says. “The song also has a broader meaning, especially given the current situation the entire world is dealing with. There are many superheroes out there who appear in many forms — namely the first responders, medical personnel, and health care workers who are putting others first as they work to fight COVID-19 and to save lives. We dedicate this song to them.”
Atreyu are working on their eighth album, due out via Spinefarm Records later this year. The band is once again collaborating with producer John Feldmann, who previously helmed In Our Wake and 2007’s breakout album Lead Sails, Paper Anchor.
Vocalist Alex Varkatzas told the ‘Scars And Guitars’ podcast that the upcoming Atreyu album will be “that next step in maturity” for the Orange County metalcore act. “To me, in a way — and this is a f_king weird way to sell a record, because it doesn’t sound like this — it has some very dark ’80s gothic pop elements. And I don’t mean ‘pop’ as in happy[-sounding music]. It’s just depressing-sounding, rocking s_t.”
Last August, Atreyu released a deluxe edition of In Our Wake via Spinefarm Records. The new version featured the original In Our Wake album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material included B-sides from the sessions for both In Our Wake and 2015’s Long Live, along with alternate versions of the title track and ‘The Time Is Now’ from In Our Wake. The deluxe edition featured completely redesigned artwork and a total of 19 songs.