A harmonious collision of two magnetic musical forces, The Word Alive and Loveless, has unveiled an electrifying collaboration on “Hate Me.” What initially sparked as a playful exchange between The Word Alive‘s vocalist, Telle Smith, and Loveless‘ vocalist, Julian Comeau, on Twitter, has evolved into a blazing single that surges with unapologetic passion. This scorching collaboration is poised to make its mark as a standout track on The Word Alive’s highly anticipated upcoming album, Hard Reset, dropping via Thriller Records on August 25.
“Hate Me” stands as the premiere collaborative offering from Hard Reset, marking a powerful prelude to a slew of captivating partnerships. The forthcoming full-length promises an unforgettable list of collaborations, including From First To Last, Escape The Fate’s Craig Mabbitt (founding member and former vocalist of The Word Alive), Bad Omens, and the compelling talent of Philip Strand. The release of “Hate Me” is just a glimpse into the auditory mosaic that awaits on the group’s upcoming seventh album.
Across “Hate Me,” Smith and Comeau artfully weave their vocal stylings, crafting an auditory dialogue that encapsulates the profound resonance between their artistic sensibilities. The Word Alive, renowned for their sonic ferocity and lyrical depth, find common ground with Loveless, a rising star in their own right. This sonic exchange becomes a poignant emblem, radiating the transformative strength that arises when unique talents seamlessly merge. This dynamic fusion of talent echoes with unbridled intensity, embodying the spirit of their combined creative energy.
The convergence of The Word Alive‘s signature hard-hitting instrumentation with Loveless‘ unique vocal stylings results in a track that pulsates with raw emotion and unapologetic energy. “Hate Me” becomes a canvas where their combined artistry flourishes, weaving a narrative that resonates on multiple levels.
Leading up to the highly anticipated release, The Word Alive’s Telle Smith stopped by the idobi Studios to delve into the intricacies of the collaboration with Loveless, the profound shift that led the storied group to a literal hard reset, the group’s approach to working with a diverse group of producers across the new 13-track collection, and more.
Of their collaboration with Loveless, Smith shares, “It was even better than I could’ve hoped. [Julian’s] part is so crazy and he just added so much flavor and spice to the song. It’s exactly what I hoped but then multiplied. And I feel like that’s pretty much what every feature on the record did…They did exactly what I would hope they would do, which is to be themselves. Their authentic selves, and their artistic selves. But, him in particular too, he went to town on his part.”
Check out The Word Alive’s latest collaborative venture with Loveless below.