Coheed and Cambria have released seven albums in their career, each one taking part in the science-fictional universe of "The Amory Wars". On album No. 8, however, the band will depart from that world with the release of a non-conceptual LP called "The Color Before the Sun".
Due out October 9th via the recently-formed 300 Entertainment, the album sees frontman Claudio Sanchez singing from a personal perspective for the very first time."I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record", Sanchez explains in a press release. "I've always said in the past that there's never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it."
As a first listen to the Jay Joyce-produced (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) record, the band has shared a lyric video for lead single "You Got Spirit, Kid". The track is a denunciation of the loud-mouthed over-privileged sects of society, barely masked beneath a jaunty, almost poppy prog-rock instrumentation. "Oh, the podium is all yours, go right ahead/ the plastic king of Castle Polyethylene", Sanchez sings, not even bothering to hide his derision.