U.K. Architects have released a new video for the song “Royal Beggars”. The song is taken from the band’s eighth full-length album, “Holy Hell”, which will be released on November 9 via Epitaph Records.
“Holy Hell” marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architects’ founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. Tom died in 2016 following a three-year battle with skin cancer.
Dan said: “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious. I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, What is left?'” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.