Architects Band Release Orchestral Version of “Animals”
British metalcore giants Architects featuring Sylosis mastermind Josh Middleton, have shared a new version of their 2020 song, “Animals,” recorded with an orchestra.
Tracked at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London, the reimagined version of the hit track was funded by Amazon. Taking about the effort of making it, the band explains:
“This was an amazing opportunity to reimagine Animals entirely. We took away the jagged synths, replaced them with an orchestra and recorded it in the world-famous Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. The result is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. We hope you enjoy it.”
“Animals” appears on Architects’ most recent album, ‘For Those That Wish to Exist‘, which came out in February via Epitaph Records and reached #1 in the U.K. in its first week of release.The song marks another step of Architects’ creative evolution, tackling the existential crisis of modern life.
Watch the music video for Animals Orchestral version directly below
Architects are an extremely popular British metalcore band from Brighton, East Sussex, formed in 2004 by twin brothers Dan and Tom Searle. The band now consists of Dan Searle on drums, Sam Carter on vocals, Alex Dean on bass, and Adam Christianson and Josh Middleton on guitars. They have been signed to Epitaph Records since 2013.
Soon after the release of their seventh album, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, in 2016, guitarist and principal songwriter Tom Searle died after three years of living with skin cancer, making Dan Searle the only original band member. In September 2017, the band released the single “Doomsday”, the last song he was working on before his death, and announced Middleton as their new lead guitarist. The single is featured on Holy Hell, their first album recorded without Tom Searle, which was released in November 2018. Their ninth studio album, For Those That Wish to Exist, was released on 26 February 2021, it also became their first chart-topper on the UK Albums Chart. (According to Wikipedia)