Breakout Minneapolis pop-rock group Sing It Loud will be releasing their hotly anticipated sophomore album, Everything Collide, on May 11 via Epitaph Records. The band has released their blissfully energetic first single, "Sugar Sweet," today on their Altpress.com. Check it out here
Made up of Pat Brown (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Kieren Smith (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Nate Flynn (Bass), Ben Peterson (Piano/Keyboard) and Chris Lee (Drums), the quintet entered Studio Melmac in Minneapolis in the fall of 2009 with producer/engineer/mixer Jordan Schmidt (All Time Low, Quietdrive) at the helm, while Grammy Award-winner Mike Shipley (My Chemical Romance, Def Leppard) provided additional mixes after recording. The result is thirty-seven minutes of undeniable, chart-worthy pop-rock hits that will please their fans and have new listeners falling head-over-heels for them soon.
"I know many bands say this but we wanted to make an album that would stand out from all of the bands releasing albums in our genre and I truly feel like we went above and beyond that expectation," explains frontman Pat Brown. "We also wanted to create an album that you can listen to from front to back that is strong and dynamic all the way through, which I feel doesn't happen enough these days. I remember listening to bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Starting Line, Less Than Jake, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, bands I would listen to their albums over and over and over from track one until the end. That's what I think people will do with Everything Collide."
A follow-up to 2008's beloved debut Come Around, Everything Collide features eleven mega-anthemic pop-rock hits like "Sugar Sweet," "Addicted to When You're Gone" and "Light It Up," combining the band's memorable lyrics and alluring melodies with rock infused guitars, warm buzzing keys and bounding rhythm on the perfect soundtrack for coming of age in an endless summer.
"Fans can expect an honest album with summer jams, fast songs, slow songs, acoustic songs, love songs and dark songs," adds Brown. "All of the songs on Everything Collide are written about 100 percent personal experience. There are songs about our hometown, our friends, falling in love, getting your heart broken and even one about forgiving people you used to hate. There isn't one song that you won't be able to relate to on Everything Collide."
Rather than being given a ticket to the top overnight, Sing It Loud have worked diligently over the past two years, building a personal connection with fans across the country. From playing surprise shows at packed high school cafeterias, to after-show meet-and-greets and personal phone calls to thrilled fans, Sing It Loud are building a career-long audience through hard work and perseverance, and it's paying off. Not only is Sing It Loud being embraced on a national level by fans, but they're also being championed by MTV and popular teen/music websites and publications as critics begin to take notice.
Primed to take over as pop-rock's next biggest act, Sing It Loud are ready to shine with their latest release, Everything Collide. Fans will be able to get a sneak-listen to new music from the album when the band kicks off their tour with Motion City Soundtrack, fun and A Rocket to the Moon in April. Sing It Loud will be continuing their grassroots campaign to the top with Everything Collide listening parties, meet-and-greets and acoustic performances before each show on the upcoming tour. Stay tuned for details.
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