Their ninth studio album has formally debuted at No.1 on the U.Okay. album charts.
There was a whole lot of build-up surrounding the discharge of For Those That Wish To Exist. Over the previous few months, Architects had unveiled loads of previews into the document with songs corresponding to “Dead Butterflies,” “Meteor,” “Animals” and “Black Lungs.”
Following all of this, Architects lastly put out For These That Want To Exist on Feb. 26. Now, the album has formally debuted at No.1 on the U.Okay. album charts. The ninth studio album from Architects managed to beat out artists corresponding to Maximo Park, Digga D and Alice Cooper for the coveted high spot.
In line with Official Charts, the race for this week’s No.1 was a detailed one. Because it seems, Architects beat out Maximo Park’s Nature Always Wins for the highest spot by simply 550 chart gross sales. This accomplishment additionally marks Architects’ first high 10 album within the U.Okay. Beforehand, their highest chart peak was No. 15 with 2016’s All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us.
“I can not start to let you know how a lot this implies to us,” Sam Carter instructed Official Charts. “Thanks to each single one that purchased this document. We love you a lot and we couldn’t have finished this with out you. To have an album that connects this a lot, with what we’re speaking about – making an attempt and pushing for a greater world – it’s unbelievable. As ever, every part we do is for Tom Searle, our brother.”
The band additionally took to Twitter to rejoice the information. In a press release, they thank their followers, their group and anybody who has supported them over these previous 16 years.
“We’re blown away. By no means in our wildest desires did we aspire to this. Even 1 week in the past, after we launched this document, there was no dialogue between us of getting a #1 document. We’ve been round for 16 years and that is our ninth (ninth) document – bands simply don’t hit new peaks on their ninth document, however right here we’re. 4 years in the past, we misplaced Tom and our worlds have been turned the wrong way up. The truth that we will stand right here at present with a No. 1 document within the UK, having misplaced our songwriter, having created a document that took many dangers, must be inconceivable, however we’re right here.
We owe a debt of gratitude to our followers. You rallied collectively and made this potential – we solely simply obtained over the road and each single certainly one of you performed your half. Thanks for making this a actuality, we’re endlessly grateful. Thanks to everybody concerned with this document, there are too many to call however you recognize who you’re. We love you all.”
— Architects (@Architectsuk) March 5, 2021
For These That Want To Exist is Architects’ sixth No.1 on the Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart. As properly, the album can also be this week’s best-selling album on vinyl and high vendor in independent record shops. The self-produced LP contains 15 tracks that tackle what it means to exist whereas reflecting on the human situation.
“This album was me taking a look at our incapability to alter to a lifestyle that will maintain the human race and save the planet,” Searle mentioned. “I needed to look within the mirror and ask ourselves the query of what are we going to do, versus making an attempt to level the finger at politicians. Change has to start out on a private stage. The world has developed a tradition of wanting another person to cope with it when we have to take our personal accountability. It has to start out there.”
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