Thursday, December 3, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Beautiful Thieves officially next single

In an interview conducted by AFI News Headquarters with AFI members, Adam Carson confirmed that Beautiful Thieves will be the next single. This is what he said:

AFINHQ: Beautiful Thieves is rumored to be the next single. Is this true, and do you expect you'll film a video for the song?

AC: It's true. Beautiful Thieves will be the next single and we plan to shoot a video in the next few weeks. We haven't chosen a director yet and we're still in the process of brainstorming ideas and soliciting treatments. It's a very cinematic song so I expect we have our work cut out to make the video look as grand as the song is.

The rest of the interview will be posted once we have all of the replies to our questions. That should be this weekend or early next week. You can share your vision for the Beautiful Thieves video in last weekend's Weekend Discussion here.

UPDATE: KROQ has just played Beautiful Thieves. Go HERE to keep requesting!

42 comments:

  1. Angelsineveryone(Brandon)December 3, 2009 at 4:57 PM

    Glad this is finally confirmed. I'm excited for the video!

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  2. I don't get the big deal about knowing the next single. We'd figure it out soon enough.

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  3. this was really obvious, but it's nice to know they will be taking a different direction for the video

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  4. It was kind of obvious what it was going to be :Pbut excitied for the video, I was hoping it was going to be atmospheric.

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  5. I guess because of the sticker that's on most sealed copies of Crash Love. It was either this or Darling, I Want to Destroy You. And since they don't play the latter live, there you go.

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  6. 100% correct Herojauna.

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  7. on the stickeron guitar hero and rock band (every song on these games is a single/became one)played regularly on tour (featured on the MTV Ulalume)started getting radio airplayI believe one of them said it was their favorite song to play live (although that means nothing)

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  8. Mike[xXdarockermikeXx]December 3, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Yess!! Can't wait to see the video

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  9. I see "Beautiful Thieves" as this album's "Love Like Winter"...A far better song than the first single, that you might not even have expected to have been brought into the 'main-stream'...That will probably, gain some more attention for the album/guys, but alas, will, probably, not get nearly the attention, or appreciation that it deserves. (:-S) I didn't think that it was obvious that it would be the next single...Frankly, I was quite surprised, when I saw a performance of it airing, from Ulalume. I was pretty thrilled, though, because I freakin' love that song!!! :-) I can't wait to see what the video's gonna be like! I'm thinking that, maybe, they'll use two non-band-members, as characters, this time...Not sure, though. (Hopefully, I won't have to watch somebody kissing Davey, again...That bothers me. :-S lol) I suppose that those were reasonable indicators of what the next single would be...And, understandable deductions...But, the songs listed on album stickers do not always become singles...They just like to list two, or three things. Anybody know why the guys don't seem to be releasing CD singles, anymore, though?! (I saw that there were vinyl singles for "Medicate"...but, saw, or heard nothing of single CDs. :-S)~*Kristin*

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  10. ...so, what...you think Davey's not allowed to kiss anybody? Okay...

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  11. Well, I think she IS the one who wanted someone to help her out by picking up her CD at an in-store signing, but only if they were straight-edge and vegan because otherwise they would taint it...so yeah. (I'm sorry. I really don't have some encyclopedic OMB knowledge but that was just SO absurd that I remembered it.)

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  12. Mike[xXdarockermikeXx]December 3, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    PEOPLE REQUEST THIS SONG ON KROQ NOW!

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  13. I requested it and saw a Leaving Song pt.2 (INTR. What the heck is that? Does anyone know???And what, bobert0? XD That's..........well. What thread was that in?!

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  14. Who wants to guess music video possibilities? =]lol.. might have fun! =]

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  15. Mike[xXdarockermikeXx]December 3, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    @skyban that was one of our weekend discussions lol http://www.afinewshq.com/2009/11/weekend-discussion-if-you-directed.html

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  16. KROQ played it!! :D

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  17. they just played it on KROQ, so sick.

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  18. Many of you people are just nasty. I am candid, and honest, in what I say, and do not deserve your nasty commentary!!!My posts are about AFI...Yours are about insulting me. NOT cool!!! :-|I'm not saying that "isn't allowed to kiss anyone"...I'm just saying that it bothers me, seeing it...And, I'm sure that I'm not the only one. (I was kind of being silly...But, clearly, you internet people are just here to tear others apart...So, whatever...But, it just reflects on you).And, in regards to the CD...Yeah, that was me...And, if I was getting something that was that important to me, I wouldn't want anything disgusting getting on it...Not that I have to explain my reasoning to you...But, there it is, anyway.If you don't have anything nice to say, then, don't say anything at all. Goodness, gracious! :-|~*Kristin*

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  19. And, it's Awesome that "Beautiful Thieves" is, already, being played!!! :-) The radio station, here won't even play AFI, at all. :-|(omission from previous post..."he's"*).~*Kristin*

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  20. Goys, please be kind to all our readers no matter what their views or reasoning for their actions are.

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  21. Also, Kristin, our readers are able to say their opinions as long as they are not harmful to others. I don't believe anyone here is "nasty." If people think that your actios are out of the ordinary, they are free to think what they may. Although, I agree that bobert0's comment was a bit harsh, do not call anyone on here an insulting name.

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  22. Bringing up something unrelated, and talking about someone, simply to make fun of them is nasty. I wasn't the one being hurtful. Merely, trying to defend myself, and put an end to the off-topic banter that was going on, at my expense.~*Kristin*

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  23. Hi there!Thats so fantastic, so now we have to wait a bit also that you say about "BT" on Kroq.. that remaind me that They are Goin TO BE on LOVELINE this Monday!http://kroq.radio.com/2009/12/03/afi-on-rockline/#more-12273

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  24. OKAY, JUST STOP TALKING.

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  25. Mike[xXdarockermikeXx]December 4, 2009 at 12:22 AM

    @J46H Thanks for the reminder we already made a post on that though http://www.afinewshq.com/2009/11/afi-on-rockline.htmlandKristin, we understand that you're defending yourself. But please if you don't want to make matters worse just ignore those comments and let us take care of them.

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  26. I would have to respectfully disagree with you, Kristin. Love Like Winter was the most hook-filled song on DU, therefore kind of an obvious single, and it's also the second most popular AFI song ever (I'm basing this on Last FM statistics), so it definitely brought them quite a bit of mainstream appreciation. Of course, I would agree with you that it's FAR better than Miss Murder. I also feel that Beautiful Thieves is much better than Medicate. As for the video, I'd like to see Davey and Jade being criminals leading a car chase or something (which obviously has to result in a crash in which Davey dies but Jade gets away because he's the sneaky ninja), and Hunter and Adam could be a police duo (maybe with fake mustaches) in pursuit. In between shots of the chase there could be flashbacks to Davey and Jade's characters' glamorous lives or something.

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  27. Sorry, I probably should've moved the video discussion to the other post. I guess it's too late. =[

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  28. It's "Rockline", not "Loveline" (thank goodness...those interviews can be hard to listen to). And, I am quite excited about that (although, I think that I'll have to listen to it, online :-S)!!!"Love Like Winter" did gain them some more attention. Yet, it is under-appreciated. The station in my area refused to even play it, because they said that it wasn't 'popular' enough. :-| But, it is what, initially, captured my attention. :-)I think that I was completely within my rights, with my rather benign message, in my own defense.And, that is an interesting video idea! It reminds me a little of what I remember of the "Silver and Cold" video, though. And, the fake moustaches make me think of like Cobra Starship, or something...Although, I think that Adam, and Hunter would quite enjoy that. (lol) I dunno what the video will end up being...But, hopefully, we'll get to see, soon. (Maybe, within the next couple of months?!)~*Kristin*

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  29. Kristin, generally defending yourself doesn't entail calling everybody who isn't vegan and straightedge dirty and/or disgusting, which you implied by saying that you needed somebody who is vegan/straightedge to pick up the cd because anybody else might get something disgusting on it. So I'm sure myself and the rest of the world who is not vegan & straightedge (which is the vast majority of the world) thanks you for your kindness.Also, the songs VSS and It Was Mine are for you. You 1) shouldn't be concerned about who Davey kisses on or off screen (It Was Mine) and 2) shouldn't build up a celebrity to be something special as if they're only there in relation to you (VSS). Just my two cents.In relation to the video, I would appreciate a video where Davey doesn't die. It's kind of an old trick by now. That and I've never quite understood why death is romanticised. That's one thing I'm glad this album got away from. While death is in a lot of the lyrics of CL, it seems to be more symbolic of a drastic change of person, the death of celebrity status, or the death of ideas/ideals.

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  30. They die in the "Medicate" video. Your "two cents" are not welcome. And, I was not talking about them getting something disgusting on the CD, merely by existing...I was talking about if someone might be smoking, or eating something offensive, when in possession of my CD. And, my requests, in regards to my stuff, are my prerogative. I am entitled to feel however I want about whoever I want, and surely, I am not the only one who is bothered by seeing certain people kissing someone. (However, I really was kind of joking, in the first place, and it got blown out of proportion ridiculously). I will never understand why so many AFI fans try to take this detached, "high-and-mighty" attitude, in response to things that others say...When, in actuality, a great deal of AFI's fans are simply crazy about them. Get off your "high-horse"...His back is tired.~*Kristin*

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  31. 1. I realize they die in Medicate. I don't care for it. My prerogative. My prerogative to hope the trend of Davey dying in videos is done. 2. I didn't ask if my opinion was welcome. I didn't expect it to be either. 3. You can't get pissed off at us for thinking some of your claims are a bit outrageous when you're basically presuming that everybody who doesn't share your beliefs is going to be engage in disgusting/offensive habits. Sure you have that prerogative, but don't expect the rest of us to find it reasonable. 4. I have no high horse. A detached attitude is not "high-and-mighty." Instead it's acknowledging that Davey, Jade, Adam, and Hunter are amazing artists...but still people too. Just like everybody else. And they have a right to be themselves and not have people pry into their every private detail, regardless of their celebrity. You get upset with seeing Davey kiss somebody. You probably don't get upset seeing everybody in the world kiss. You have a special idea of what Davey is supposed to be in relation to you. I'm just pointing out that your attitude is the very one Davey himself criticizes with his lyrics in CL. Which I find highly ironic.

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  32. Flash, once again, speaks the truth.I still don't know what's "dusgusting" to eat?. And of course you're allowed to voice your opinions as long as you don't offend anybody.

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  33. I wasn't criticizing your opinion of the prevalent theme of death in AFI's videos...Just pointing out that it was in the "Medicate" video, as well. (You took that to be argumentative, when it wasn't.) You people tearing into me, here, about something, completely un-related to the topic of the post, is surely not welcome by the site, either. And, your opinion of me is not welcome, or appropriate to be aired, here. They are not "claims"...They are my feelings, and beliefs. I am honest, and candid. I did not demand that you agree...I was not fighting with anyone, in fact...Merely stating my opinion about something in a video (which WAS the topic at hand), when people on here started bringing up other things about me, and gossiping, and my expense. You who thinks you know how Davey would react to things, should know that he probably, wouldn't look so kindly on that.And, I know that the boys of AFI are people...I admire them as people, and musicians...And, don't see them as "celebrities", nor am I prying into their personal lives. I just happen to not like seeing certain people kissing other people...It bothers me...A fact that I stated benignly, in my post, that has now been ridiculously blown out of proportion, psych-analyzed, and insulted. And, for the record, seeing a lot of other people kissing has been known to bother me, as well.Eating the flesh of others is disgusting, and wrong!!! (And, I wasn't even talking about that, in this thread...People brought things up about me, and were, essentially, talking about me, behind my back...I was merely defending myself, and trying to steer the conversation back in a topic-appropriate direction...which you people seem incapable of grasping). So, you can offend me, but I can't "offend" you, by defending myself, and stating my beliefs, and my reasoning, behind things that I've said?! (Which I shouldn't even have to do, in the first place).This was supposed to be a fun thread about video ideas, concepts, and postulations...Not an open forum to rip another AFI fan apart.~*Kristin*

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  34. Okay, let's get the discussion back on track. There's nothing left to be debated in this argument.Kristin, I'm sorry you feel unfairly ganged up on, but this IS the Internet and people won't hold back their talons when you say things like "Hopefully, I won't have to watch somebody kissing Davey, again...That bothers me." People can't tell whether you're saying it as if it's a big deal or a little deal, and so I can see why it seemed like a close-minded thing to say.It's great to have opinions and voice them, but don't assume that people will automatically respect them. Again, this IS the Internet. :P

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  35. "told her", maybe?!Please, learn how to write...and be nice!~*Kristin*

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  36. Just because people who can hide behind computer screens, enjoy tearing others down, doesn't mean that it's right, or okay...It absolutely isn't.I was stating my opinion about something that we were discussing. And, I did so lightly. Granted, I know that you can't always tell someone's 'tone of voice' in writing...But, the reactions have been ridiculous, and extreme. I wasn't being a psycho-fan, or anything...Just stating something that is my opinion, and was pertinent to the discussion. And, speaking of people of the internet...What does whatever is posted above this, even mean?!...I'm good with internet-acronyms...But, that just looks like gibberish.~*Kristin*

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  37. Kristin, please end this argument. This is a blog for fans to openly discuss but not to be beligerant and cause drama. In my eyes, you seem to be wanting to cause drama. Your beginning post has started the drama and you have since escalated it. I understand you want to defend yourself, but this should be laid to rest and we should get back on topic. If you have just come here to fight and instigate our readers, please leave. If you would like to activley participate in a caring manner, I welcome you to continue to read our blog. If you continually instigate fights and cause our other readers to be arrogant to you, however, you will be asked to stop commenting. To put it simply, be nice to one another or you will be asked to leave.

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  38. I apologize that my posts were perceived as instigative, or "belligerent"...That was not my intent. I just wanted to comment on AFI news. However, since I did, people have been picking apart what I have said, and even who I am...And, that has been upsetting, and wrong. I will, gladly, stay on topic...And, hope that other people will do so, as well. I, also, hope that people will realize that the internet isn't an open forum/invitation to be mean. The guys are AFI are so nice, and easy-going...They wouldn't like this a bit. In the spirit of steering things back to the topic at hand... I'd really like to hear the creative ideas that people have for the "Beautiful Thieves" video, and/or what they predict that it might entail!!! I see a male, and a female on a "joyride", racing through life, (and love) with no regard for anyone else...And, ultimately, not even for themselves. (And, for some reason, I picture purples, and blues...maybe, in the sky...But, I picture it being bright day-light...Which would definitely, be a departure from most-if not all-previous AFI videos.) I guess, we will see. I love the song "Beautiful Thieves", and am curious, and excited to see what the video for it ends up being like!!! :-)~*Kristin*

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  39. Kristin: tl;dr= Too Long, Didn't Read.Next comment not being about Beautiful Thieves is removed.

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