Coheed and Cambria Share Acoustic Performance Video of “Shoulders”


Coheed and Cambria have posted an acoustic performance video of their latest single, “Shoulders,” the fully plugged in version of which came out this past July. You can watch that below.

When the single first dropped, frontman Claudio Sanchez explained that the band’s next album is “looking forward, not backwards,” and that “the [next] record is going to be what I hope people perceive this band to be in 2021/2022.” As of today, there has been no new album announcement just yet. The band just wrapped a U.S. co-headlining tour with The Used.

In a 2020 interview with MetalSucks, Sanchez shared a bit about the conceptual nature of the Coheed album he was writing at the time, which he described as Vaxis II, a follow-up to the band’s 2018 record, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures:

“Funny, I started this song in September, it was called ‘Hallelujah Quarantine.’ It’s crazy! So in the second part of Vaxis, there’s this criminal organization called The Liar’s Club and they have this thing that sort of travels through the galaxy and they call it The Quarantine, not the actual structure but they have this celebration called The Quarantine. It’s almost like a cotillion where the young come to party and to decide their fates. But this organization is really just taking these young kids to use them as blood banks.

“Thats a very loose part within Vaxis II, this story. Looking at this, I’m like, man, I don’t know if this song is now insensitive for what we’re enduring. Is this even going to be a part of it? Am I going to have to rename this whole sort of thing that’s happening in the story and rewrite this song? I don’t know.

“There are songs. I’m not really all that worried about it. It’s just crazy that I kind of just stumbled upon this tune and I’m like, ‘Aww man. How am I gonna do that one?’” 

Give the acoustic version of “Shoulders” a watch below and hope that the band will announce a new album soon.

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