Editors are set to release their new studio album, In Dream, on the 2nd of October this year. A few months ago they unveiled the brooding stomper No Harm, which was swiftly followed by the euphoric Marching Orders. Now, the Tom Smith-fronted group have unveiled In Dream’s first proper single, Life is a Fear.

The single precedes new album In Dream, with an accompanying black & white music video having also been put out. The song premiered on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio show earlier today (11 August), making a change from the usual premiere slot on BBC Radio 1.

Life is a Fear sees Editors cling on to their newfound synth heavy sound, which is a world away from 2013′s back-to-basics The Weight of Your Love. Tom Smith’s trademark falsetto still appears during the chorus, his vocals underpinned by a solitary piano melody, buzzsaw synths and sharp percussion. It’s sure to be received well by fans of the band, with previous tracks No Harm and Marching Orders also being celebrated. In Dream has been described as a “real computer record”, which suggests that the band have delved into the deep depths of digital music for In Dream. The subtle imagery which has laced the promotional campaign also seems to allude to this.

In November, Editors will return to Holland for three (almost) sold out shows at the Heineken Music Hall. Remaining tickets for the 4th and 6th can be bought here. Jack Parker

Watch the video for Life is a Fear below.