Wars have released a brand new video for a cover of ‘Flames‘, originally performed by MOD SUN and Avril Lavigne. The track follows their recent cover of Taylor Swift’s track ‘Exile‘, both coming ahead of the unveiling of ‘Chapter Four’ of their upcoming album A Hundred Shivers.
Speaking about the cover, the band stated “We’re really deep into A Hundred Shivers now, and while we’re super excited about the next AHS chapter, it’s great to get to put out something totally different. We did both of these covers in lockdown, and we’re just really grateful we’re in a position to release them like this.
“‘Flames’ is an incredible song; as soon as we heard it I think we all just felt like we’d love to be playing that,” they added. “Love these collabs that are springing up – MOD SUN’s vocals are killer in this and Avril is iconic.”
MOD SUN has also heard of the cover, and upon hearing it exclaimed, “That is so fucking sick. That’s so cool, I fucking love it. I just realised while listening to it, I totally write from that headspace of heavier music and that my songs can totally translate into post-hardcore versions. That’s so tight, I love it.”
Wars released ‘Chapter One’ at the very beginning of last year, which is made up of the tracks ‘Only Monsters‘ and ‘A Fog Of Feeling‘. ‘Chapter Two’ arrived a few months later, which was comprised of ‘Murmurs‘ and ‘I Don’t Feel A Thing‘, and this years instalment ‘Chapter Three’ dropped earlier this year showcasing ‘A Hell Behind My Eyes‘ and ‘High Art, Low Culture‘. With the final instalment to come later in 2021, the chapters will form their upcoming second album A Hundred Shivers, which will be released this year.
“A Hundred Shivers began life as this expansion of the ideas we started with on the EP, ‘As Within /// So Without‘, and it’s grown and snaked even broader than we originally thought it might. That idea of internal chaos and disorder reflecting out onto the world around you remains, and we talk within that about the relentlessness of just existing in society now; the impact losing yourself has on those around you; escape; guilt; fear… We’re still in awe of the fact we get a platform to go all in on these ideas and bring them out.”
Releasing an album in ‘chapters’ may be untraditional, yet according to Rob, that was part of the appeal. “It means we can wrap all our little communications around each individual selection of songs really tightly, and be creative in a tonne of different spaces, all over the course of this one record.
A Hundred Shivers is being produced by Matt O’Grady, who has also worked with Architects, Don Broco, Deaf Havana, and You and Me at Six.