Frank Iero and the Future Violents have announced a new EP.
‘Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place’ will arrive on 15th January 2021 via UNFD, preceded by a stripped-back cover of REM’s ‘Losing My Religion’.
The four-track release also features ‘Violence’, a song title Frank has teased on bass drums in all his Future Violents music videos, ‘Sewer Wolf’ and ‘Record Ender’.
Frank explains: “The title of the EP actually comes from the night before we started recording [recent album] ‘Barriers’ at Electrical Audio in Chicago. The band went out to eat and get drinks at a local Tiki bar called, Lost Lake. On the menu that night there was a drink called Heaven is a place/This is the place.
“I love when the universe gives you gifts like that. You just have to be in tune to your surroundings. The name struck me as clever and I started to think about how changing one word in that title meant something way more profound to me. Heaven is a place, if you believe in that sort of thing… It is the reward at the end of a long hard journey of fighting the good fight and living your life to whatever standards you hold dear. But it’s just a place. And so is this…This is a place, the earthly realm, miraculous on so many levels but also just a place. The difference is you and your perception.”
Pre-order the EP here, and check out ‘Losing My Religion’ below.