On Valentine’s Day (February 14th) 2010, Tom DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves will return with their third full-length album, Love. And perhaps most importantly, the followup to 2007′s I-Empire will be free, as in costing you absolutely nothing free.
Speaking of the album in a recent interview with Billboard, DeLonge called it “the biggest release of [his] life” and “the pinnacle of [his] creativity.” Love was compared to Pink Floyd’s The Wall in terms of scope and ambition, and words like “super-conceptual,” “highbrow,” and “artistic” were used to describe it.
“It’s like blending Radiohead and U2 together with these kind of Pink Floyd movements,” DeLonge explained. “Things happen unpredictably and take you to these epic soundscapes. It’s very much in the spirit of Angels & Airwaves, but it sounds way, way more thought out and way more ambitious.”
The artistic nature of the album will further be complemented by the simultaneous release of a film. Love, the movie, reportedly “tells a story of human life and destiny, but at the same time really makes usual moments of life extraordinary … it’s a circular narrative, where it kind of sums up the human race in a time capsule.”
So, to summarize, new Angel & Airwaves album, titled Love, hits stores on Valentine’s Day 2010, will be on the level of Pink Floyd’s The Wall, and comes about a year too late (Good idea though!). There will also be a film, also titled Love, that will come out the same day and tells the story of who knows what.
For a more visual preview, the band has unveiled a three-minute trailer featuring music from the album, scenes from the film, and the frontman talking about how he’s going to change music.
Who knew Love could be so freakin’ complicated/annoying…
In other news, Blink-182 is still a band, and DeLonge is still singing songs about poop — while changing the music world of course.