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The Word Alive Unveil “Why Am I Like This?” Video

Apr 232018

The Word Alive may have been slightly quiet for the past few months but upon the announcement of their forthcoming album “Violent Noise”, the Arizona rockers are punching out single after single. In the midst of their current US tour in support of Monster Energy juggernauts In This Moment, TWA have just dropped a video for the 2nd new track from Violent Noise, titled “Why Am I Like This?”. The video and track alike, brood with a melancholic intensity that The Word Alive’s dedicated fanbase will immediately fall in love with. “Why Am I Like This?” has no shortage of vocal hooks, and the video truly delivers the darker vibe portrayed by the song.

The Word Alive’s lead vocalist Telle Smith hints on his feelings and motivation behind the lyrics of the song: “‘Why Am I Like This?' is about pursuing something that more than likely you know you shouldn't or that might not be the healthiest choice for you." When asked to elaborate, Smith confides "The last two years I experienced making choices that took me further away from who I wanted to be, and I was living in the moment with no regard for how it would affect me or someone else. It's about finding that person who is kind of the devil on your shoulder, and you want them to tell you what you're doing is ok so you can rationalize it and justify it. It's about the fact that sometimes it ends up being the wrong decision, and sometimes, very rarely it ends up proving everything you know wrong and being the best thing for you. But you don't know which it will be in the moment.”


"Why Am I Like This?" is featured on the band's upcoming disc, Violent Noise, which is due May 4 via Fearless Records. You can pre-order Violent Noise with various bundle options here.


Violent Noise Tracklist

01 – “Red Clouds”

02 – “Why Am I Like This?”

03 – “Stare at the Sun” (feat. Danny Worsnop)

04 – “I Fucked Up”

05 – “War Evermore”

06 – “Human” (feat. Sincerely Collins)

07 – “I Don’t Mind”

08 – “Real Life”

09 – “Lost in the Dark”

10 – “My Enemy”

11 – “Run Away”

12 – “Lonely”


Don’t miss The Word Alive hitting the road on an epic US spring run including stops with In This Moment, Memphis May Fire and Hatebreed.


04/24 - Jack's Backroom, Lubbock, TX*

04/25 - Emo's, Austin, TX*

04/27 - Boggus Ford Events Center, Pharr, TX*

04/28 - Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, TX*

05/01 - Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY****

05/02 - Agora Theater & Ballroom, Cleveland, OH****

05/03 - The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY****

05/04 - The Broadberry, Richmond, VA***    

05/05 - Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA***** 

05/06 - The Last Horizon, Syracuse, NY           

05/07 - Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH    

05/08 - Subterranean, Chicago, IL

05/10 - Mr Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA**

05/11 - Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, IN**

05/12 - Rock On The River Festival, Fort Wayne, IN**

05/13 - The Ready Room, St Louis, MO**

05/15 - The Granada, Lawrence, KS**

05/16 - Wooly's, Des Moines, IA**     

05/17 - Bourbon Theater, Lincoln, NE** 

05/18 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN**

05/20 - Tomcats West, Fort Worth, TX         


* w/ In This Moment

** w/ Memphis May Fire 

*** w/ Hatebreed

**** w/ Killswitch Engage and Hatebreed

***** w/ Born Of Osiris


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