The new Periphery album is a Juggernaut. Two, that is. Just the fact that the band is releasing a double concept album is an indicator that they’re upping the ambition, but we’ve gotten a hint that this will also be their biggest album(s) musically as well from the first two songs we’ve heard. Today, via Rolling Stone, the band have premiered “22 Faces,” a song that shows them swinging for the fences. Spencer Sotolo’s voice gets better with every album, and musically, this is as hooky, yet still heavy, as anything the band have released. Sotelo spoke about the song to the magazine:
Appearing on Juggernaut: Alpha, “22 Faces” isn’t quite that free-wheeling and all-encompassing, but it is, says Periphery singer Spencer Sotelo, “a very schizophrenic track in nature as far as the structure and instrumentation goes. One minute it is ambient and pretty, and the next minute it is assaulting you from every which way.
“This track also goes right to the heart of the Juggernaut story and gives a good look at some of the conflicts that the main character has to endure,” he adds. “From all of us at the Periphery camp, we hope you guys enjoy this song!”
Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggenaut: Omega will be released on Sumerian Records on January 27. You can pre-order them here.