Play Dead (Mutemath album)

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Play Dead
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 8, 2017
Mutemath chronology
Play Dead
Singles from Play Dead
  1. "Hit Parade"
    Released: September 1, 2017
  2. "Stroll On"

Play Dead is the fifth album from New Orleans group Mutemath. The album was released on September 8, 2017. It is the last studio album featuring Darren King who departed the band on August 8, 2017.[1]


The album was released on September 8, 2017.

Professional ratings
Review scores
CCM Magazine5/5 stars [2]

Play Dead debuted at No. 112 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on its first week of release,[3] selling around 13,000 copies in the United States in its first week. It also debuted at No. 20 on Billboard's Rock Albums chart.[4] and No. 7 on the Alternative Albums chart.[5]


Prior to the album's release, the band embarked on the "Play Dead" Tour in Europe. Following the release of the album, Mutemath started touring the United States. This was the first tour for both Jonathan Allen and David "Hutch" Hutchison as they joined the band following the departures of both Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas and Darren King, although Roy announced he will still be contributing. The opening acts consisted of Colony House and Romes.

Track listing[edit]

1."Hit Parade"5:15
2."Pixie Oaks"4:29
3."Stroll On"3:57
4."Break the Fever"5:33
6."Placed on Hold"5:23
7."Everything's New"6:05
9."Achilles Heel"6:38
10."Marching to the End"6:09
Total length:51:41



  1. ^ Meany, Paul. "A Statement From Paul Meany" Message to newsletter subscribers. August 8, 2017. Email.
  2. ^ Sparkman, Kevin (September 14, 2017). "Mutemath - 'Play Dead' album review". Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. September 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Rock Albums". Billboard. September 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "Alternative Albums". Billboard. September 30, 2017.