This amped-up rocker is the first single from American pop-punk band Rise Against's sixth studio album, Endgame
. The album deals with "the end of humankind as we know it," with lyrics that, as usual, address world events and politics. "Every day, there's news about our financial system or the environment collapsing or stories about nuclear proliferation," frontman Tim McIlrath
magazine. "We're living under this black cloud of doom - everything's spiraling out of control. The record is about all that."
The singer added: "We're looking at Endgame
from the perspective of, What if this is a good thing? What if this grotesque world we created doesn't deserve to go on? What if the place on the other of this transition is place we'd all rather be living in?"