ALEXISONFIRE have shared their highly anticipated new album, Otherness.
The record serves as their first full-length collection in more than 13 years. Produced by ALEXISONFIRE and mixed by Jonah Falco, Otherness is their most cohesive collection thus far. Alongside the album, ALEXISONFIRE have shared a dreamlike video for “Sans Soleil,” directed by Michael Maxxis.
“‘Sans Soleil’ is such a beautiful, haunting, mysterious, and uplifting song, and it immediately inspires a certain time of visual,” Maxxis explains. “The idea was to make something that was opposite of that first flight of instinct that still possessed the same innate spirit. The process we undertook conceptualizing this video was one of the most unique and rewarding of my career.”
Stream Otherness and watch the video for “Sans Soleil” below.
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“A continuous thread through the fabric of Alexisonfire is the state of otherness,” the album’s mission statement reads. “We attract the type of individuals that have all felt the sensation of being strange or unique. Perceived or otherwise, otherwise, otherness has followed us through childhood, adolescence, and into our adult lives. It drives our tastes and proclivities. It bonds us with ourselfs and others. And make no mistake, even at our most domestic and mundane moments, we are true outliers.”
“Because George, Dallas, and I all sing, we wrote our own lyrics in the past. This time, we all wrote for each other,” Wade MacNeil explains. “We shied away from that before. If I wrote something very personal, maybe George would’ve felt uncomfortable singing it. This time around, that didn’t even enter our minds. We worked to combine our voices rather than just pick our individual spots. Whatever suited the song the best.”
Alongside City and Colour, Dine Alone Records, and Live Nation Canada, ALEXISONFIRE have announced a 4-day concert event at St. Catharines’ Montebello Park. Taking place from June 30 to July 3, the Born & Raised Concert Event will see AOF playing their self-titled debut album in full for the first time ever on July 3rd. Purchase tickets here.