AFI on New Single 'Get Dark': "We Put it Out for KROQ"

December 8, 2018

By Scott T. Sterling

AFI has played the KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas show, well, very nearly every year it’s been going on.

Davey Havok and the guys were so excited to hit the stage one could have imagined it was the band’s very first time. They even chose the occasion to roll out the live debut of new song, “Get Dark.”

“‘Get Dark’ is the first single off the Missing Man EP,” Havok shared with Kevin of the Kevin and Bean Morning Show on KROQ during an exclusive backstage interview at the show.

“It’s five songs that represent a group of songs that we’ve been working on between Blood and the summer tour that we did,” he added in regards to the 2017 full-length album. “I think we wanted to have some rising falling within the five songs and create a dynamic. It’s so much easier to finish and really encapsulate. It’s easier for all of us to choose five songs that we love rather than 10 songs.

“We put it out for KROQ,” Havok smiled. “We thought the Missing Man would fit perfectly. We started writing almost immediately after the Blood tour ended. The songs are still fresh, since no one has heard them.”

Check out the interview clip above, and give new AFI single “Get Dark” a spin right here.