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Oct062014

Angels and Airwaves Premieres New Song, "Paralyzed"; Talks Upcoming Concept Album

Image Courtesy of Johnny BuzzerioTom DeLonge has debuted "Paralyzed," the newest song from his band Angels and Airwaves. "Paralyzed" is the first single off of The Dream Walker, the band's upcoming, fifth studio album, which is due in December.  The song is streaming now on the Rolling Stone website.  

"Lyrically, the song is about sleep paralysis," DeLonge tells Rolling Stone. "I think we needed something that would turn heads and ignite a fan base of post-hardcore punk-rock kids that might still be lingering there from my earlier years."

DeLonge wrote, recorded and produced The Dream Walker with Nine Inch Nails multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin.  One might call The Dream Walker a concept album, but it is more of a concept project. The record tells the story of fictional character, Poet Anderson, a Seattle orphan who learns how to control his dreams and nightmares. In addition to the actual album, the band will release an animated short film, a comic book series, novels and even a live-action feature film to tell Poet's tale.

DeLonge's label, To the Stars, will begin releasing the accompanying multimedia elements on October 31. They will continue to trickle out into 2015, which also marks Angels and Airwaves' ten-year anniversary.


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