A scene from the video of Theory of a Deadman’s new song, RX.

VIDEO: New Theory of a Deadman song deals with prescription drug addiction

North Delta-raised band announces details about new album (recorded in England) and fall tour

North Delta-raised band Theory of a Deadman has announced details about its new album, Wake Up Call, but it won’t be available until Oct. 27.

However, the lead song on the album, called “RX,” is now streaming.

The track deals with prescription drug addiction.

“I really wanted to discuss how messed up America is with this prescription drug thing,” lead singer Tyler Connolly told Billboard.com in an interview posted on the website.

“When I got divorced, I went and saw a therapist and the first thing she said was, ‘I want to put you on some Beta blockers or some sort of anti-depressant stuff’ and I’m like, ‘No! No way! What? How is that the first thing you want to do?’

“I just feel like something’s wrong and I felt like the song needed to be written and people needed to hear it. It seems like every week something terrible is happening. I mean, Chris Cornell…and when we shot the video for it, all these directors we talked to were like, ‘Oh yeah, I had a huge prescription drug problem, so this hits home’ and all that stuff. So it’s a really important song and I’m so happy we get to release it first.”

The Wake Up Call album, to be released by Atlantic Records/604 Records, was recorded with producer Martin Terefe at his Kensaltown Studios in London, England. Opened in 2004, the studio has played host to the likes of Train, Adele, Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, The National, Coldplay and Jason Mraz over the past 13-plus years, according to the “About Us” section on the studio website.

Song titles on TOADM’s 11-track new album include “Echoes,” “G.O.A.T,” “Time Machine” and “Glass Jaw.”

This fall, a headlining tour by the foursome – Connolly, guitarist David Brenner, bass player Dean Back and drummer Joey Dandeneau – will include a number of stops in U.S. cities, but no Vancouver concert date has been announced yet. Look for tour updates at theoryofadeadman.com.

tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Just Posted

‘Concept planning’ for a new Surrey hospital is underway

It’s a first step in planning for a hospital here

Decision on Hudson Brooks’ shooting death in South Surrey expected Tuesday

Mother says she is ‘so scared… I hope a week before Christmas they wouldn’t say no charges’

Christmas bird count is Dec. 30

The Langley and White Rock Naturalist clubs invite the public to help

Online campaign aims to help injured South Surrey bartender

Bonnie Mills will be off work for weeks after back surgery

Funeral for Surrey basketball player Alcoreza on Wednesday

Church in Newton to host ‘a lot of people’ who knew the Grade 12 student at Panorama Ridge Secondary

Surrey Eagles score eight on Teddy Bear Toss night

BC Hockey League team earns win, tie before holiday break

SLIDESHOW: A ‘bear’y good time at Giants games

The fur was flying as the Vancouver Giants celebrated their annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Langley Events Centre

UPDATE: Grizzly bear trophy hunting over in B.C.

Now only Indigenous people can hunt bears for meat

Star Blue Jays announced for Vancouver ‘Winter Tour’ event in January

Toronto’s pro baseball team heads west for two-day event

Mental effects of wildfire still linger in Fort McMurray

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

5 to start your day

Owl found dead in South Surrey draws concern, Vancouver promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows and more

Calgary Flames thump Vancouver Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Most Read