Released: 15 July 2021
Type: Digital Release
"The Writing on the Wall" is the fortieth single by Iron Maiden. It was written by lead singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith, and was released as a single in July 15, 2021. An animated music video of the song premiered on the band's official YouTube channel on the same day. The song is the third track from their 2021 studio album Senjutsu.
The song's music video was directed by Nicos Livesey from BlinkInk, a London based animation studio, in collaboration with Bruce Dickinson and former Pixar executives and long-standing Maiden fans Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon via weekly Zoom meetings. The video is a story written by Dickinson, inspired by the biblical stories of Belshazzar's feast and Daniel, as well as other biblical references. featuring the band's mascot, Eddie, in various styles influenced by the artwork of previous albums. The visual effects were provided by BlinkInk with fans of the band reaching out with storyboard ideas from across the globe.
Although the audio single is released only digitally. The Writing on the wall video was released on Blue-Ray Video disc included in the Collector's edition Box Set of “Senjutsu”
The Blue-ray Disc includes:
1. The Writing on the Wall Music Video
2. Enhanced SOUND FX Video
3. The Making Of “The Writing on the Wall”
Released: 08 September 2021
Type: Digital Single
"Stratego" is the forty-first single by Iron Maiden. It was written by guitarist Janick Gers and bassist Steve Harris, and was released as a single in August 19, 2021. An animated music video of the song premiered on Adult Swim's YouTube cannel on September 8, 2021. The song is the second track from their 2021 studio album Senjutsu.
The single “Stratego” was never released officially on physical media.