Multi-Platinum rock band Angels & Airwaves return with the searing new single “Euphoria”. Bristling with incendiary guitars, explosive drums and spacey electronic elements, the infectious track captures the allure of an edgy romance. To launch the single, the band activated Project Dreamland, which disseminated cassette players, tapes and evidence files to a number of fans, enabling them to unlock the countdown to today’s release of “Euphoria” via Rise Records/BMG.
The provocative official video for “Euphoria” was unveiled today. Angels & Airwaves’ Tom DeLonge directed, weaving a tale of intrigue complete with a femme fatale, her lover, a mysterious motorcyclist, Area 51 intelligence and a tour de force performance by the band. “In a music world that seems to be absent guitars, angst, and emotional authenticity, I felt it was important to lead with a song that mirrors the post-hardcore days of my youth, where the power of the music creates that feeling we once had as teenagers, where we wanted to break something and change the poisonous environment within our broken homes”, explains Tom DeLonge. “These emotions create us. This song shows the seductive nature of an intense love built with that baggage from our youth, from being born into an imperfect household”.
Angels & Airwaves (AVA) – comprising Tom DeLonge (lead vocals, guitar/synths), Ilan Rubin (drums/guitar/backing vocals/synths), David Kennedy (guitar) and Matt Rubano (bass) – wrote and produced “Euphoria” with Aaron Rubin. Rich Costey (Foo Fighters, Weezer) mixed the track, which marks the first new music from the band since “All That’s Left Is Love”, which was released in April 2020. Hailed as an “empowering anthem” by “SPIN”, the song conveyed a message of hope amid the pandemic. Continuing the band’s longstanding relationship with Feeding America, proceeds from “All That’s Left Is Love” were donated to the non-profit’s COVID-19 relief fund.
DeLonge, a founding member of Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. The band has released five full-length albums and charted numerous hits, including “The Adventure”, “The War”, “Everything’s Magic” and “Rebel Girl”. “The Dream Walker”, released in 2014, hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and the short film “Poet Anderson”, co-directed by DeLonge, which won Best Animated Short Film at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
In addition to his work with AVA, DeLonge created “To The Stars”, a multimedia entertainment company that creates original content across music, film, television and publishing. DeLonge served as executive producer of The History Channel series “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation” and will make his feature film directorial debut with the forthcoming “Monsters of California”.
Hanging on, to a spinning wheel
You’re a broken soul, and a broken girl
got that fire, deep within those eyes
From an atom bomb, when you were only five
Pretty girl, let your inside heal
You abuse yourself, and it’s all you feel
I don’t mind, we’re just playing here
I’m alert this time, like fucking Paul Revere
Burn the house, in a dream I had
With no clothes on, and an evil laugh
Threw the phone, when you lost your shit
With your high heels on, and your red lipstick
Pretty girl, are you home that’s right
Get on your knees, we’re going to play tonight
You like to hunt, with a deathly touch
I can die here now, by euphoria
Oh, your such fool this modern love
Oh, it’s like the wind has killed the dove
Oh, please say it now, we’ve played enough
Lost inside my mind, it’s like a drug
It’s hard to live if you’re hurting
It’s hard live when you’ve always been let down
A little kid and her villain,
She never ran, because she never really knew how
So let the wolves come and rip that bad man down,
you’re in a war but the end is in sight now
The enemy is unguarded
So let the motherfucker know his time’s run out