Californian post-hardcore outfit Movements are back with the single ‘Don’t Give Up Your Ghost’. The new single is accompanied by the announcement of the band’s second album, No Good Left to Give.

Movements will deliver the follow-up to their 2017 debut, Feel Something, on Friday, September 18th via Fearless Records. The label’s also home to the likes of August Burns Red, I Prevail, Pierce the Veil and Plain White T’s, which provides a fairly clear picture of Movements’ stylistic persuasion.

‘Don’t Give Up Your Ghost’ is the record’s lead single, and it comes with an animated music video from director Ben Kadie. The anime-styled video features characters designed by Marina Fueta and animated by Eric Bradford. Animated incarnations of Movements’ four members appear intermittently throughout the clip.

‘Don’t Give Up Your Ghost’ includes a typically emotive vocal performance from Patrick Miranda, who said the track is told from “the perspective of a person who is dealing with a friend who confides that he or she has attempted to kill him or herself.” The themes seem especially applicable in the age of coronavirus.

“It’s about not giving up when there’s so much more the world can offer,” said Miranda. “Even though you’re in a certain place right now, it doesn’t mean you’re going to be in the same place forever.”

Miranda also provided hints on what to expect from No Good Left to Give. “The new record is what we’ve always been, which is emotional, real, and honest music,” he said. “We all know each other very well and understand our respective styles. We’re discussing mental health, struggles with relationships, and relatable things from our lives. At the same time, it’s a little darker [than Feel Something].”

The album was made with the band’s longtime producer Will Yip (Violent Soho, Panic! At The Disco, Turnover), with the band spending more time in the studio than ever before.

Check out ‘Don’t Give Up Your Ghost’ by Movements:

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