Photo: Trevor Naud

Protomartyr get existential on “Worm In Heaven”

Detroit’s Protomartyr are set to release their new album Ultimate Success Today this summer – though its release date has now been pushed to July 17. Along with that news they’ve also shared the album’s closing track “Worm In Heaven”.

The new song finds Protomartyr in contemplative mood, the band restrained as Joe Casey sings wistfully about his end of days: “I am a worm in heaven / remember me as a I lived / I was frightened / Always frightened.” It strikes a similarly nihilistic tone to previous single “Processed By The Boys”, but this time with a hopelessly romantic acceptance of the facts – until “Worm In Heaven” reaches its crashing finale, which sounds like the singer’s final embers of life struggling to pull him back from the brink.

The video for “Worm In Heaven” was created by Trevor Naud; watch it below.

Protomartyr’s new album Ultimate Success Today comes out on July 17 through Domino – pre-order/pre-save here.