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Titus Andronicus have released their latest single “Give Me Grief” from the New Jersey band’s seventh album, The Will to Live. The song marks the first of three contributions on the upcoming LP from former drummer Eric Harm, who left the group in 2015.
In a statement, frontman Patrick Stickles expanded on grief as an overarching theme of the album in regards to his own fraught experiences, saying, “A full and rich life demands a vulnerability that will inevitably be rewarded with intense suffering. I have had to think about this a lot over the past couple years, as my father lay in a 50-day medically induced coma with no promise of his eventual awakening, or as my cousin was laid far too soon in his grave, or as I shivered one dreadful Christmas Eve outside the animal hospital, hoping that a last-minute blood transfusion might save my anemic cat.”
He continued, “These moments of agony could have been avoided had I simply closed myself off from the joys offered to me by those I love, but that is no way to live, and I force myself to move forward beckoning love in all its forms, however frightening a prospect. Grief is necessary, for without the threat of grief, there can be no love, and life without love is no life at all.”
With that in mind, the reunited Stickles and Harm can’t seem to hold back their love for each other in the “Give Me Grief” music video, directed by frequent Titus Andronicus collaborator Ray Concepcion. The group returns to the same sunset rooftop as the Concepcion-helmed “We’re Coming Back” visual, and features an entire choreographed routine performed by Stickles, Harm, and bassist R.J. Gordon. There’s also an indisputably well-framed shot of saxophonist Ryan Weisheit against the distant cityscape, and a nice callback to “Coming Back” with the final, parting point to the sky. Watch the visual below.
The band will support the record this fall with a North American tour kicking off in late September. Grab your seats via Ticketmaster.