Angels & Airwaves make their return with new album ‘LIFEFORMS’—listen

Angels & Airwaves 'LIFEFORMS' release
[Photo by Jonathan Weiner]

Angels & Airwaves have shared LIFEFORMS with fans today, the group’s first album in seven years. 

The 10-track album explores a range of topics mainly centered around interpersonal relationships. With purposeful lyrics and sonic influence from ’80s artists such as Depeche Mode, LIFEFORMS is as intentional as it is emotional.

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In anticipation of the album’s release via Rise Records/BMG, Angels & Airwaves shared the track “Timebomb” earlier this week.

“‘Timebomb’ is a special song to me because it represents the emotional equivalent of an armed device about to blow,” Tom DeLonge says about the single in a press release. “I think everyone can relate to the pressure of life bearing down on a young teenage heart.

The song is the opening track on LIFEFORMS, which DeLonge considers to be the result of a lengthy process of achieving his artistic vision.

“It’s taken me a long time to present my art in the way I envisioned over a decade ago,” he says about the album. “LIFEFORMS is the first part of what I saw could be possible then.”

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Alongside “Timebomb,” the band have shared four other singles from the album already: “Euphoria,” “Restless Souls,” “Losing My Mind” and “Spellbound.” While in “Euphoria” they celebrated their emotional growth, “Losing My Mind” saw DeLonge bring back his iconic alter ego from his blink-182 days as he joined forces with TikTok sensation Ramage.

Angels & Airwaves will make an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Sept. 28 and embark on their tour through the U.S. the day after. Tickets are available here.

You can check out the visualizer for “Timebomb” below, and let us know your thoughts on the album in the comments.

LIFEFORMS tracklisting:

1. “Timebomb”
2. “Euphoria”
3. “Spellbound”
4. “No More Guns”
5. “Losing My Mind”
6. “Automatic”
7. “Restless Souls”
8. “Rebel Girl”
9. “A Fire In A Nameless Town”
10. “Kiss & Tell”

Angels & Airwaves tour dates:

09/29 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
09/30 – San Fransisco, CA @ The Warfield
10/02 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Concerts
10/03 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
10/06 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/08 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
10/09 – Chicago, IL @ Radius Chicago
10/10 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
10/12 – Newport, KY @ PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation
10/13 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
10/15 – Oxon Hill, MD @ The Theatre at MGM National Harbor
10/17 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
10/20 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
10/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/23 – New York City, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/24 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10/26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
10/27 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/30 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
10/31 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theatre
11/01 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
11/03 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
11/07 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

Read more: Angels & Airwaves celebrate emotional growth on “Euphoria”—watch

3/10/22 – Leeds, UK @O2 Academy Leeds
3/11/22 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
3/12/22 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
3/13/22 – Glasgow, UK @ 02 Academy
3/15/22 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
3/16/22 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol
3/17/22 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
3/18/22 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
3/20/22 – Paris, FR @ Trianon
3/22/22 – Munich, GM @ TONHALLE
3/23/22 – Berlin, GM @ Huxleys Neue Welt
3/25/22 – Köln, GM @ E-Werk
3/27/22 – Hannover, GM @ Capitol Hannover


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