(New York, N.Y.): Sworn In will release their second studio album The Lovers/The Devil on April 7 through Razor & Tie. Since fans are clamoring to hear new music, the band isn't making them wait. Sworn In have shared the brand new track "I Don't Really Love You," which premiered at Revolvermag.com today, March 2.
Listen to the track HERE but allow us to offer you some unsolicited advice before you do. Play it really, really loud. You will do the song (and yourself, really!) a disservice if you don't crank the knobs and turn them up as far as they'll go.
"I Don't Really Love You" is an epic, sweeping and sprawling song that is as urgent as it is ominous, and it cycles through a variety of tempos and emotions. One thing is certain: It's not for the faint of heart.
The band previously shared the new song "Sunshine." If you somehow missed that opening salvo, well, allow yourself to get acquainted by listening to it HERE.
The Lovers/The Devil is available for pre-order HERE. Fans who pre-order will be treated to four instant grat tracks ahead of the album release.
The first instant grat track, the aforementioned "Sunshine," is available now. "I Don't Really Love You" will be available as the second IG track tomorrow, March 3. The third IG track, "Oliolioxinfree," will be made available on March 17, while "Lay With Me," the fourth and final IG track, will be available on March 31.
The album is the follow up to 2013's The Death Card and it is a provocative concept piece produced by Will Putney (Amity Affliction, For Today, Miss May I). It chronicles a destructive relationship and is split into two halves.
The first half is "The Lovers," which tells the story of the man feeling obsessed, psychotic, depressed, and drowning in unrequited love. It tells the story of the desperate romantic who lives inside his own head because the real world has become too unbearable. But such is life and this character reaches a breaking point. And with that comes the split of the record.
The second half is "The Devil," which charts the course of the role reversal, where the man snaps and becomes the cold, bitter and numb person that drove him mad, while the female occupies the position the male just went through.
Despite the dark and difficult subject matter, the record does not glorify self-destructive love; rather, it details the scenario and can be interpreted any way that feels personal to the one listening. The album cycles through extreme highs and lows, taking the listener along for a sonic thrill ride.
Sworn In are about to hit the road and tour, serving as direct support to Chelsea Grin on the Ashes to Ashes Tour, presented by Substream and also featuring Carnifex, Black Tongue, and The Family Run. The tour launches March 6.
The band will then embark on its first headlining tour this Spring with special guests The Plot In You, I Declare War, and Gift Giver. The tour kicks off March 29.
Sworn In - The Lovers/The Devil
2. Sugar Lips
3. I Don't Really Love You
6. Pins and Needles
7. Lay With Me
8. Weeping Willow
9. Pocket Full Of Posies
13. Love Drunk
Sworn In Tour Dates w/ Chelsea Grin, Carnifex, Black Tongue, The Family Run
March 6 â€“ Murray, UT â€“ Murray Theater
March 7 â€“ Denver, CO â€“ The Summit Music Hall
March 8 â€“ Lawrence, KS â€“ The Granada Theatre
March 9 â€“ Iowa City, IA â€“ Blue Moose Tap House
March 10 â€“ Chicago, IL â€“ The Bottom Lounge
March 11 â€“ Detroit, MI â€“ St. Andrews Hall
March 12 â€“ Philadelphia, PA â€“ Theatre of Living Arts
March 13 â€“ Worcester, MA â€“ The Palladium
March 14 â€“ New York, NY â€“ The Gramercy Theater
March 15 â€“ Cleveland, OH â€“ Agora Ballroom
March 16 â€“ Indianapolis, IN â€“ Emerson Theater
March 17 â€“ St. Louis, MO â€“ Fubar
March 20 â€“ San Antonio, TX â€“ Kaponeâ€™s
March 21 â€“ Grand Prairie, TX â€“ South By So What?
March 24 â€“ Albuquerque, NM â€“ Sunshine Theater
March 25 â€“ Mesa, AZ â€“ Nile Theater
March 26 â€“ Pomona, CA â€“ The Glass House
March 27 â€“ San Diego, CA â€“ Soma
March 28 â€“ Sacramento, CA â€“ Ace of Spades
W/ The Plot In You, I Declare War, Gift Giver
March 29 â€“ Henderson, NV â€“ Eagle Aerie Hall
March 30 â€“ Tucson, AZ â€“ 191 Toole
April 1 â€“ Austin, TX â€“ Dirty Dog
April 2 â€“ Houston, TX â€“ Walterâ€™s
April 3 â€“ Oklahoma City, OK â€“ The Conservatory
April 4 â€“ Springfield, MO â€“ The Outland Ballroom
April 7 â€“ Des Moines, IA â€“ Vaudeville Mews
April 8 â€“ Cudahy, WI â€“ The Metal Grill
April 10 â€“ Buffalo, NY â€“ Mohawk Place
April 11 â€“ London, Canada â€“ Rum Runners
April 12 â€“ Toronto, Canada â€“ Hard Luck Bar
April 14 â€“ Ottawa, Canada â€“ Ritual
April 15 â€“ Montreal, Canada â€“ Foufounes
April 16 â€“ Syracuse, NY â€“ Saint Clair Theater
April 17 â€“ Albany, NY â€“ Bogies
April 18 â€“ Danbury, CT â€“ Heirloom Arts Theatre
April 22 â€“ Howell, NJ â€“ Game Changer World
April 23 â€“ Whitehall, PA â€“ Planet Trog
April 24 â€“ Columbus, OH â€“ Double Happiness