Bullet For My Valentine have released a new single, ‘Letting You Go. The song is taken from the band’s sixth studio album, Gravity, which, as uDiscover Music previously reported, will be released on 29 June. You can hear the new song below.
Gravity will be issued through Bullet For My Valentine’s new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in 2014 by Spinefarm and international artist management company Raw Power Management. The follow-up to 2015’s Venom marks Bullet For My Valentine’s full-length recording debut with new drummer Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter, Axewound), who has been touring with the group for the past two years, and bassist Jamie Mathias (formerly of Revoker), who joined the band after the last disc was completed.
“Over the last 12 months, I’ve been thinking about the word ‘contemporary’ a lot,” singer/guitarist Matt Tuck says. “And I feel this is a contemporary record. It’s not an old-school, heart-on-your-sleeve influences thing. We’ve done that so let’s move forward and make the band more interesting. We don’t want to alienate anyone… but we don’t want to write the same s_t anymore. Metalheads will enjoy this. I actually feel the softer electronic parts make the heavy moments even more crushing. It’s about engaging the listener and taking them on a journey, messing with their heads a bit…”
“This is me pouring my heart out into song,” Tuck continues. “It’s all about that journey. I picked up my guitar, even though I didn’t really want to, and it’s like I couldn’t stop it, like I couldn’t fight it… Something boldly experimental can’t be done on a whim, we had to be comfortable and eventually we got there.”
“The album is so up and down, so positive on tracks like ‘Not Dead Yet’, which is all about seizing the day and catching the moment,” he says. “Then ‘Under Again’ is all about the crushing depression I had about a year ago. The whole thing captures the character of… well, me — with some help from [producer] Carl Bown. There’s so much weight to this music without being complicated. That’s exactly what this album is: very uncomplicated.”