The Used just released the first video for their upcoming album Imaginary Enemy called ‘Cry’. Produced by John Feldmann, Imaginary Enemy is the band’s sixth studio album. Following the success of 2012’s ‘Vulnerable,’ which debuted at number 8 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 32,000 copies in its first week alone and marking the group’s fourth top 10 album.
Through his dark, cinematic storytelling, ‘Cry’ music video director, Gus Black (Deftones, Atlas Genius) sends the viewer on a journey that guarantees to you fully captivate you until the video’s very last frame.
Front-man Bert made the following statement:
“Do we ever truly recognize moments of life altering change? And does a glimpse of true recognition ever move to solidify the fleeting moments of life that pass us by? What does it mean to live forever in the eternal now? How can we, as human beings, avoid the serfdom of the philosophical concept of ‘future’? Before it is too late we must learn to love the precious present with all of the fury and passion life has allowed us. Understanding that it is exactly what we do with our tragedy to inspire others with theirs, that makes us the people we are. In the words of the great Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:— “The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk.” Please enjoy our new song ‘Cry’.”
Sounds like Bert is trying to get all philosophical on us? ‘Cry’ is one of the better songs the band released, and is worth watching. This builds our expectation for Imaginary Enemy, that will be released on April 1 via the band’s partnership with Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the album are available here.