Architects struggle with identity in crushing new song ‘deep fake’

A “deep fake” is described as a synthetic medium in which a person’s existing image is replaced by someone else’s likeness. And if you feel like you don’t quite feel yourself, Architects can relate. The band just dropped a crushing new song titled “deep fake” that plays out questions related to identity and believing in yourself to embrace who you are.

“deep fake” is the latest song to come from the band’s upcoming album, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit, and it continues their musical development. As you might expect, it’s a heavier track with gritty guitar work and pulsing beats, but it also features more synth-heavy and hypnotically melodic verses before Sam Carter blasts through the chorus.

The track comes with a Jeb Hardwick-directed performance video featuring the band playing in a dark room, occasionally illuminated by backlit screens. And that bit of anonymity fits well within the song’s themes. Take a closer look at the video and lyrics below, and if you like what you hear, the track is available at this location.

Architects, “deep fake” lyrics

we, we will swim in the deepest depths of oblivion
we want to know that the gods have us in control
we see the cards and we go to fold
we play along, but it gets old fast
they took the ark and sold it all for parts
they have a fist full of gold
a return on the souls they sold
Do you remember who we are?
these tyrants will build an abyss
but the rest of us want to exist
we hide like a shadow in the dark
in the dark
be the change you want to see
no not like that
it’s a risk we can all agree on
fuck the damn facts
but it’s bleeding right in front of me
we are under attack
yes, we all know these rights are sacred
we never leave this shell
let’s hope your gold doesn’t fail you now
save us a special place in hell
you are the reason our hearts ache
deep fake
we are one and the same
we see the cards and we go to fold
we play along, but it gets old fast
we took the ark and sold it all for parts
they have a fist full of gold
a return on the souls they sold
Do you remember who we are?
these tyrants will build an abyss
but the rest of us want to exist
we are fighting a shadow in the dark
deep fake

Architects, “deeply false”

As mentioned, “deep fake” will appear on Architects’ the classic symptoms of a broken spirit, which will be published on Oct. 21. Pre-orders are currently being taken here.

Meanwhile, the group had planned to come to the US to support the new album this fall, but it won’t happen after one cancellation was announced earlier this month. The band cited “logistical issues” for the cancellation. The band stated that everything from transportation to visa approval timelines presented them with challenges as they tried to make shows pushed back by the pandemic lockdown.

That said, there will be UK and European shows taking place later this year. See dates and get ticket information here.

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