The song, which can be streamed below via BBC, is a decided shift for the band. In place of metalcore breakdowns and throat-shredding screams, it's a straight-ahead hard rock anthem that sounds like it could find a home on your local modern rock radio dial.
It's certainly well-executed, although Underoath fans are quite divided over its sound. Check out the single below, where you'll also find a great deal of Twitter reactions.
Erase Me arrives on April 6 via Fearless Records.
Underoath Releases from Erase Me:— Riley Fowler (@Riley_Fowler13) March 19, 2018
"On My Teeth" was a solid 10/10. Strong comeback for the Underoath we've been missing for all these years.
"Rapture" is like a 4/10. I don't like the adoption of the Sleepwave sound refitted to the Underoath brand. Super disappointing.
I have never been more disappointed in a single than Underoath's new song The Rapture. pic.twitter.com/8y2zFvCM0u— chris garza (@c_garza) March 19, 2018
I hope the new Underoath album isn't all like this Rapture song...oofft— 🇪🇺 Carwyn Stephen (@huwcarwyn) March 19, 2018
Rapture is Underoath's radio push, I honestly hope it works out for them. Regardless of how I feel about the track.— Thrill Rizzuto (@MikeFavata) March 18, 2018
Another new Underoath song Rapture is pretty tight. So stoked to give a listen to their whole album— Yuki Mitsuno (@dorachanmit) March 18, 2018
New Underoath song Rapture sounds a lot more like sleepwave and Disambiguation which isn't a bad thing but very very different. Also Aaron single a lot less or not at all seems to be what the band decided on and Spencer is taking over on most vocal duties song is great tho.— Andy (@AndyZ1o) March 18, 2018
Underoath just an average radio rock band now? That was....fine, but not an Underoath song. pic.twitter.com/JD4rhKBBiP— Tim H (@Tim_in_the_CYP) March 18, 2018
The new underoath song is the worst underoath song ever— seannnnnn (@THVNDERCVLT) March 19, 2018