Coheed and Cambria have returned with their first new single in three years, “Shoulders.”
After taking a break from their Armory Wars universe with 2015’s The Color Before the Sun, a brand new era of Coheed’s mythology began in 2018 with “Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures.” As fans wait with anticipation for Vaxis II, “Shoulders” gives a hint to where the New York band will go next.
The song is a bouncy, mid-tempo rocker that contains fuzzy guitar work and strident lead vocals. It explodes into a catchy chorus that’s sure to get listeners’ attention. Plus, there’s a blistering guitar solo. But the tune’s lyrical content may belie the song’s seemingly bright demeanor.
Watch the official video through the YouTube player below:
“In art, in your career, in relationships… No matter how much you give of yourself or try, you have to accept that not everything in life can be a perfect fit,” frontman Claudio Sanchez says of “Shoulders.”