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Dead Letter Circus Announce New Self-Titled Album, Unleash Fresh Cut ‘The Real You’

Written by Emmy Mack on July 20, 2018

Dead Letter Circus‘s Self-Titled era has officially begun, with the legendary Aussie progsters officially announcing the arrival of their fourth studio album.

The follow-up to the Brissie lads’ 2015 LP Aesthesis is entitled Dead Letter Circus, and will be released on Friday, 21st September.

A press statement spruiks the forthcomer as “perfectly merging the quintet’s trademark combination of ethereal atmospherics and towering riffs”, adding that it “just might be the band’s most political statement to date”.

And to celebrate the good news, they’ve unleashed a brand new track dubbed ‘The Real You’, an ethereal belter which frontman Kim Benzie says was inspired by “the cultural changes that have grown around social media”.

“Life should be a journey towards letting go of the mask you create with your insecurities when you’re young,” the singer explains.

“It feels like we’ve accidentally created a culture where the concept of the mask is now what you aspire towards. The song is about craving an interaction that doesn’t have a filter.”

It marks the second cut of the album we’ve been treated to so far (the first being ‘The Armour You Own’ which dropped back in April) and you can take it for a spin below.

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