"Please Say No", a brand new song from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be streamed below. The track, which is one of the most experimental-yet-powerful songs the band has ever released, is taken from the group's upcoming album, "The Act", which will be made available on October 11 via Solid State Records.
"'Please Say No' is based off of a scene within the novel 'Never Come Morning' by Nelson Algren," said singer Mike Hranica. "This song is more difficult to explain than any other set of lyrics I've assembled. Saying the song is derivative of class injustice is insufficient and saying the song is born of a violent crime is cheap. Lyrically, I'd urge interested listeners to read the book. Musically, I'll encourage listeners to enjoy what I consider to be our moodiest effort on 'The Act'."
The members of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA consistently choose to both challenge themselves and the world around them. The group — Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (vocals, guitar), Andy Trick (bass), Kyle Sipress (guitar), Jonathan Gering (keys, synthesizers) and Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) — bends and breaks all boundaries on its seventh full-length and debut for Solid State Records. Pulling plain-spoken poetry through distorted discord and dissonance, the six-piece delivers a dynamic and definitive statement.
Regarding the album, Hranica says: "'The Act' is our seventh full-length and the most detailed effort of our career. The process was scrupulous in every facet. Jon, who's played keyboard with the band for the last seven or eight years, produced the album; which is a decision that's insurmountably snowballed over the past few releases. There is no common theme surrounding every song on the record, although there are notions that inhale and exhale through the LP's timeline."
"This just feels very make it, or break it for us," says Hranica. "All bets are in on 'The Act'. We tried to make something outside of the norm for rock, metalcore, or heavy music. We often hear commentary that 'rock is dead' now; I don't think it has to be that way though. Look at the corners pop and hip-hop turn. Artists just need to reinvent themselves and make something creative and inventive again. Reinvention is what we're driving towards."
"The Act" track listing:
02. Lines Of Your Hands
04. Wave Of Youth
05. Please Say No
06. The Thread
08. Isn't It Strange?
09. Diamond Lost
10. As Kids
11. Even Though
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA will embark on a headline tour this fall in support of "The Act". NORMA JEAN and GIDEON will also appear.