The video punctuates the rollout for the band’s For Those That Wish To Exist LP which arrives February 26th.
With a string success of singles including “Animals“, “Black Lungs“, and “Dead Butterflies“, Architects rounded out the introduction to their soon-to-be-released LP, For Those That Wish To Exist with the anthemic, “Meteor”.
While the track first surfaced early in the month of February, the official visual for the track has finally been revealed and true to the underlying theme of the album, this music video resonates as a epically apocalyptic.
Directed by Jeb Hardwick, the stunning graphic novel-esque animation depicts a scenario in which the visual’s protagonist secures a front row set for the impending doom of an oncoming impact.
Given the overall presentation of the record, the final single is indicative of the message at the root of the effort. Principal songwriter Dan Searle shared, “This album was me looking at our inability to change to a way of life that would sustain the human race and save the planet… I wanted to look in the mirror and ask ourselves the question of what are we going to do, as opposed to trying to point the finger at politicians. Change has to start on a personal level. The world has developed a culture of wanting someone else to deal with it, when we need to take our own responsibility. It has to start there.”
Referencing the sustainability or lack thereof, and equating the doom of a meteor strike to the swell of environmental calamity and irreversible damage that humans have created, the video adds a perfect punctation to the album rollout that culminates on release date, February 26th.
Watch “Meteor” from Architects below.