The single precedes the upcoming release of the band’s eighth album, 152

To sweeten the expectation of their first record in seven years, Taking Back Sunday have offered their fans a new powerful single, ‘Amphetamine Smiles’. The ballad talks about the precious moments you spend with your loved ones (even though accompanied by a few amphetamine pills…). The lyrics go:

Taking Back Sunday drop new music video 'Amphetamine Smiles' - youtube

«We talked until the sun came up
It meant so much»

«Now this is all you have
A moment and you won’t remember again»

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A heartfelt music video with the band sailing on a boat and having the time of their life completes the picture. The group’s guitarist/keyboard player John Nolan says it’s impossible to describe how the song came to be:

“You could document the writing, arranging, and recording of ‘Amphetamine Smiles,’ but there’s no way to explain how it came together. It’s the product of some kind of magic.”

Taking Back Sunday are prepping to release their eighth studio album, 152, titled after the section of road in North Carolina, referenced on the album covers. The record is due out October 27 via Fantasy Records. The album was produced and mixed by such pros as Tushar Apte (Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato) and Neal Avron (New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy).

Following the latest intimate single, Taking Back Sunday are planning to play a few intimate shows in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City and more.

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