On May 22, Southern Californian melodic rock champs Smile Empty Soul will release 3's, their fifth studio album. Produced by Eddie Wohl (Jesse Malin, Ill Nino), the 12-track collection is the band's first record in four years.

When Noisecreep spoke with Danielsen in March, he told us what Smile Empty Soul fans could expect from 3's: "We've definitely grown on this album. It's its own record when you sit it next to the other ones we've made so far. This one is heavier and much more riff-oriented than anything we've done in the past. It's more progressive, but it still has the melodic base that we've always done. I think people will be surprised by some of the new stuff, but if they liked us in the past, they'll be happy."

Noisecreep has partnered with Smile Empty Soul to bring you the exclusive premiere of their lyric video for "Afterlife," the first single from 3's.

Watch Smile Empty Soul's "Afterlife" Lyric Video
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Smile Empty Soul's "Afterlife" single is available for download now and 3's will hit stores on May 22 via eOne. Pre-order the album on iTunes today!

Check out Smile Empty Soul on tour with The Veer Union and Ionia:

May 4th in Riverside, CA @ The Vibe

May 5th in Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto

May 6th in Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon

May 7th in Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey

May 12th in Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

May 13th in Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

May 14th in Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

May 16th in Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound

May 17th in Denver, CO @ Moe's

May 18th in Colorado Springs, CO 2 Sunshine Studio's

May 19th in Kearney, NE @ The Garage

May 23rd in Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks

May 25th in Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

May 26th in Bolingbrook, IL @ Tailgator's

May 27th in Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theater

May 31st in Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's

June 1st in Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall

June 2nd in Baltimore, MD @ Recher

June 3rd in Springfield, VA @ Empire

June 4th in Raleigh, NC @ The Berkeley Cafe

June 5th in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan's

June 6th in Cocoa, FL @ 321 Local

June 8th in St Pete, FL @ The Local 400

June 9th in Jacksonville, FL @ Brewster's Pit

June 11th in Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

June 12th in Nashville, TN @ 12 and Porter

June 14th in Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory