by Jay Tilles
Rise Against have released “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore,” the first single from their album The Black Market due in stores July 15. The single is available for download today on Amazon and iTunes.
As is customary with many of today’s premieres, the band debuted the song with an accompanying lyric video with scenes from their latest photo shoot.
“I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” is a track fairly in line with many of the rockers’ more recent affairs, with punk-esque drumming, rapid-fire riffs and a fist-pumping chorus from vocalist Tim McIlrath, plus refrains of “Where do we go?”
Last week, the band shot scenes for the official music video, which is said to be coming soon.
The Chicago-based punk rock foursome have gone introspective for their seventh album. “Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” McIlrath said in a release. “We’ve always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me.”
Last year the Chicago-based punk band released a rarities and greatest hits album titled Long Forgotten Songs, B-Side & Covers 2000-2013. Among the album’s classic covers are Springsteen’s “Ghost of Tom Joad,” Dylan’s “Ballad of Hollis Brown,” Nirvana’s “Sliver,” and Journey’s “Any Way You Want It.”
Rise Against are scheduled to play several shows in support of The Black Market including performances at all three Riot Fests in Toronto, Chicago and Denver, the Made In America festival in Los Angeles and Aftershock Festival in Sacramento. A proper tour announcement is forthcoming.