The song is a mid-tempo banger with a relatable subject matter.
“Sometimes I feel like it’s useless to try to change my habits if I’m just going to fall back into the same vices,” says vocalist Kyle Pastor. “‘My Own Device’ is rooted in that self-realization that the majority of my struggles in life always seem to trace back to my own doing. It’s a dark place to dwell in but I do think there’s value in shining light on my own flaws to give hope to others that might feel the same way.”
Archetypes Collide have some major festival appearances on the horizon. Catch them at Louder The Life in Louisville on 9/23 and at Aftershock in Sacramento on 10/7.
Previously, Archetypes Collide shared the video for the new song “Undertow.” Watch the clip, which features the band performing among frenetic lights, here.
Arizona quintet Archetypes Collide — Kyle (vocals), Tyler (drums), Brandon (guitar), Jared (guitar), and Ky (bass) — have been grinding and building a name for themselves since 2014. They’ve released two EPs, a handful of singles and covers, and set out on tour to get their road legs under them as live performers. Archetypes Collide eventually captured the attention of Beartooth’s Oshie Bichar, who began working with the band in the studio and helping to shape their sound. Very quickly thereafter, Archetypes Collide began to enjoy extensive support on SiriusXM’s Octane channel, with airplay of several singles: “Your Misery,” “Becoming What I Hate,” and “Above It All.” Bichar was then approached by accomplished veteran manager Thomas Gutches (Beartooth), about forming a representation team, and in early 2022, Fearless Records signed the band to a worldwide record deal. A tour with The Amity Affliction and soon followed, and the band also secured placement on the major Danny Wimmer Presents festival, Welcome to Rockville. Archetypes Collide’s debut album for Fearless will arrive next year.