Davey Havok Has Not Quit AFI, Band Release New Song ‘Get Dark’
Good news, AFI fans — Davey Havok has not quit the band. When the group posted a cryptic teaser photo yesterday (Oct. 25), it showed the lineup with a silhouette around the singer, leading fans to speculate the AFI singer had left. Quite the opposite has happened as "Get Dark," their first new song since 2017's AFI (The Blood Album), has been released.
The fresh cut is a sub-three-minute piece that fuses their upbeat punk leanings with more mood-fueled passages with textural guitar playing. "Get Dark" is driven by jumpy, charging bass lines, exploding over the back half moving from a dramatic dropout section into a combustible solo and back to the refrain with a dynamic buildup and sudden ending.
AFI have been touring heavily since the release of AFI (The Blood Album) and finished a North American late summer run with Rise Against and Anti-Flag which ended on Sept. 30. With this new song now out, it looks like 2019 will see more new music from AFI. Their most recent record debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, their highest chart position since Decemberunderground topped the charts in 2006.
Listen to "Get Dark" above.
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