Daughtry Return With Heavy New Single ‘Artificial’

With a new label and a heavier sound, Daughtry have unveiled ‘Artificial’, their first original material in over two years.

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Ushering in a fresh sonic era, the GRAMMY-nominated band have returned with a track that leans heavily into their brooding rock roots.

Following a recent visit to the UK which saw the band play to a packed out Royal Albert Hall, it signals a bold new direction for Daughtry.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Artificial’, frontman Chris Daughtry had this to say:

“‘Artificial’ is about the potential nightmare that AI could become and the idea that everything and everyone could eventually be replaced, essentially to perfection, and rendered obsolete. However, the heart and soul of humanity and the ability to feel love, sadness, and compassion can never be replaced. While there are plenty of applications where AI can improve our lives and assist in many areas of creativity, I feel it’s imperative that we find a way to protect our musicians, actors, writers, and all creative outlets from being destroyed.”

You can listen to the track below:

Earlier this year, Daughtry teamed up with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale for an epic cover of Journey’s ‘Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)’.

Check it out below:

Daughtry will bring their ‘Bare Bones’ acoustic tour to venues across the US this autumn.

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