Hot off the success of their Black Mile To The Surface global livestream concert last week, Manchester Orchestra have announced the follow up: it’s called The Million Masks Of God and comes out on April 30 via Loma Vista. They’ve also shared a new single called “Bed Head”, with Andy Hull saying:
“‘Bed Head’ is two old friends existing in two separate realities, it’s a conversation about the lives they lived, the consequences of life’s decisions, and finding purpose in trying to be better.”
With each successive album, Manchester Orchestra’s sound only seems to get bigger and more anthemic – and that trend continues with “Bed Head”. This time they’ve augmented their sound with some crunchy electronic beats, laser-like synths and some undeniably danceable rhythms, but they’ve done it all without sacrificing their core rock sound. Hull’s voice is still as powerful in this setting, able to fully capture the spectral atmosphere he’s singing of, and he guides the band into a cataclysmic peak, before riffs come thundering down in thrillingly dramatic fashion, sending shockwaves that carry through the remainder.
The video for “Bed Head”, directed by Andrew Donoho, finds Hull in full ghost mode, haunting some unsuspecting civilians. Check it out below or listen to the song on streaming platforms.