The Lead single “Hit Parade” is a microcosm of that evolution. It's is Prog Rock and Pete Rock in a custody battle. “This is the first song we've ever recorded that sounds like what MUTEMATH set out to sound like from the very beginning.”
The album that follows is pure MUTEMATH with no guardrails. “It was important for us to make sure the production of the songs felt just as unhinged and unguarded as the lyrical themes that were narrating them. We played every chord we knew, included every beat, fill and effect we could imagine and let the harmonies and arrangements run free."
Following MUTEMATH’s first two independent releases (2015’s Vitals & 2016’s Changes), the electro-experimental rock band ended 2016 by joining forces with Twenty One Pilots to drop a surprise collaboration TØPxMM (The MUTEMATH Sessions). The band re-arranged and produced alternative versions of 4 songs from TØP’s critically acclaimed 2015 record Blurryface, plus their newest single from the Suicide Squad Soundtrack, “Heathens.”
Play Dead, released September 8th, 2017, is MUTEMATH’s 5th Studio LP.