As I Lay Dying, the metalcore star from the United States, released a new song today.
The single is called “Roots Below” and is originally a leftover track from the sessions of the band’s recent album “Shaped By Fire”.
The band commented:
“It’s exciting to be working on music again after some downtime. ‘Roots Below‘ was originally a B-side leftover from when we recorded ‘Shaped By Fire‘, but Phil and Josh really brought new life to it when they recently finished it and added new layers. It’s been refreshing to get back to the creative process with the same team of songwriters being intact that have been writing with me since they joined the band.”
“The lyrics were influenced by someone I recently met who shared a story of trauma with me that would have destroyed most people, yet from that struggle came strength, openness, and growth that inspired me.”
The band recently released a press release regarding the resignation of guitarist Nick Hipa.
In a press release issued at the time of the split, Hipa said that he felt the reasons for his return had lost their relevance, and that he disliked the band’s superficial efforts.
Brand new post by the band says the following:
“We’ve been laying low for the past 18+ months adapting back into normal home life routines as the world tries to navigate itself through the Covid pandemic. It brings us a lot of excitement seeing live events coming back with many of our peers and friends returning to their life’s passion, playing shows.
Through this downtime from touring and being creatively active with AILD, we’ve found ourselves reflecting on which direction each of us must take individually and collectively as a band. We appreciate all the patience from our fans and close community in regards to an official band statement on the departure of Nick Hipa from AILD over a year ago.
The remaining members of AILD respect Nick‘s decision to move on from the band and forging a new path in life. We will certainly look back fondly at the many great memories, experiences, and accomplishments we shared together over the years. We will be nothing but supportive and encouraging to all of Nick‘s endeavors post-AILD and we wish him the absolute best moving forward.
Thanks to our fans for understanding and we will update everyone shortly on more future plans for AILD.”