The Devil Wears Prada shared a new song, “Salt”, ahead of the launch of their new album color degradation, which drops September 16 via Solid State Records. An accompanying music video, directed by Christopher Commons and Kate Mcferren, was also released.
The song, an energetic track that belies the emotional undertones, is about the feeling of trying to move on and seemingly making no progress, despite doing “good”. This is perhaps best summed up in a few lines from the song: “Pour the salt in the wound/Let the rain overwhelm you/If everything I said was true/Then why am I paralyzed?”
The song’s lyrical poetry is complemented by the music video’s visuals, which experiment with neon lighting, images of salt bouncing off speakers that blast the song, and more imagery that focuses on the lapping of the water.
Color degradation follows the band’s 2019 album, The act. The Devil Wears Prada will also headline a 2022 summer tour alongside bands Stray From the Path and Dying Wish. They will apparently play the Zombie and ZII EPs in their entirety, plus a selection of their greatest hits.
Photo credit: Mehreen Rizvi