Bad Omens will release its third album, “The Death of Peace of Mind,” on Feb. 25, 2022, via Sumerian Records. The band also has dropped a music video for the album’s title track. Watch the video below, and pre-order the album here.
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2021 U.S. tour dates:
November 10 – Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel Concert Lounge
November 12 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
November 15 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans
November 16 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
November 18 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s Concert Venue
November 19 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
November 20 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
November 21 – Easy Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
November 24 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
November 26 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
November 27 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
November 28 – Sayreville, NH – Starland Ballroom
December 2 – Toronto, ON, Canada – The Danforth Music Hall
December 3 – Montreal, QC, Canada – Théâtre Corona (Sold Out)
December 4 – Providence, RI – The Strand
December 5 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
December 7 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
Bad Omens’ 2016 self-titled debut yielded fan favorites such as “Glass Houses” and “The Worst in Me,” which eclipsed 20.4 million Spotify streams. On its heels, 2019’s “Finding God Before God Finds Me” spawned “Dethrone” (9.5 million Spotify streams) and “Careful What You Wish For” (8.8 million Spotify streams).
After their first headline tour was canceled midway at the top of the global pandemic, the band members—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—found themselves at home in Los Angeles with plenty of time. Channeling what the frontman describes at times as a “cursive sound,” they embraced newfound confidence and boundlessly loose creativity. Anything went in the studio, and all “rules” were broken. Sebastian and Karlsson wrote, produced and engineered the music themselves, while Grammy Award-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (Halsey, Grimes, Poppy, blink-182) lent his talents with the mix and master. Challenging himself, Sebastian decided to “make a track sampling items around the house, none of which were musical instruments.”
This ultimately became the framework for the first single, “The Death of Peace of Mind.” Claps puncture the icy soundscape as Sebastian ‘s voice stretches from a breathy moan into an evocative hook, breaking from a whisper into the seductive chant, “It wasn’t hard to realize. Love’s the death of peace of mind.” It culminates on a climactic scream uplifted by a distorted crunch.
“The whole record really details the loss of peace of mind,” Sebastian said. “The lyrics in the title track are a little more specific in terms of the conflict at the heart of something more intimate and personal.”
“Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early too,” he said. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”