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Bert McCracken talks about the Used’s “happy/sad” new album

October 12 2017, 3:13 PM EDT By Maggie Dickman


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The Used announced their return with their new album, The Canyon, and in a new video, frontman Bert McCracken opens up and explains what most influenced their newest endeavor.

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The title itself comes from McCracken’s youth and the time he used to spend in the canyons, which happened to be his favorite memories.

"[The] most precious moments of my childhood and my fondest memories are of times with my family and my friends in the canyon,” McCracken explains.

But the album deals with a sort of dark and light duality, explaining that his friend took his life in the same canyon. It’s a record that attempts to understand what life is all about—a kind of "happy/sad," as he explains.

"My friend took his life in the same canyon about six or seven months ago, so a lot of the record has been this dueling, Yin-Yang type of happy/sad,” McCracken says. "We’re trying to understand mortality and maybe the bigger questions that we ask, why we might be here and what it’s all about."

Listen to McCracken talk more about the record below:

The Canyon is due out Oct. 27 via Hopeless Records, and if the record’s first single "Over And Over Again" is any indication, we're sure it's going to be incredible. You can give a listen to the track here.

The Used announced that they will be hitting the road this fall with support from Glassjaw, and you can check out the full list of cities and dates below.  

The band released their sixth studio album, Imaginary Enemy, in 2014. The band released their live album, Live & Acoustic at the Palace, in 2016, which was recorded at their show at Palace in Los Angeles.

Check out their full list of forthcoming tour dates below, and preorder The Canyon here.

Read more: Op-Ed: In defense of the Used’s “Over And Over Again” and their ‘new’ sound

Dates:
10/27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic                      
10/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium              
10/30 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium      
10/31 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre                
11/2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom                
11/3 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom              
11/5 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live                
11/7 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues        
11/8 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5            
11/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore                      
11/12 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom                      
11/14 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore                      
11/15 - Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium                  
11/17 - San Antonio, TX @ The Vibes Event Center              
11/18 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
11/19 - Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom                      
11/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren                  
11/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues                    
11/25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex                      
11/28 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre              
11/29 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

How stoked are you for the Used's new album? Let us know in the comments below!

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