Against the Current Premieres Bold, Electro-Tinged Sophomore LP 'Past Lives': Exclusive First Listen

Against the Current Premieres Bold, Electro-Tinged Sophomore LP 'Past Lives': Exclusive First Listen


Also, we have a Q&A with vocalist Chrissy Costanza concerning the new music.

Against the Current will comply with their standout 2016 debut In Our Bones with their second LP for the Fueled By Ramen on Friday (Sept. 28). And it's secure to say, Chrissy Costanza, Dan Gow, and Will Ferri have performed some severe rising in that point.

Once a pop-rock band with pop-punk inclinations, the brand new LP, Past Lives, finds the the Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-bred trio diving full-on into their debut's digital underbelly. Fortunately, the euphoric hooks haven't gone wherever they usually've performed a convincing job of utilizing guitar, drums, and samples to seize the heartbeat and veneer of recent EDM-pop with their acquainted rock band band set-up. Their collaborators, producers Tommy English and Andrew Goldstein, stay the identical, however the sonic worlds they're taking over are fairly completely different. Then once more, ATC is a band that constructed a lot of its early fanbase with slick, well-chosen cowl songs, so donning a second pores and skin has at all times been second nature.  

Below, you’ll be able to hearken to the entire album a day forward of its launch date (If you're nonetheless craving for his or her rock aspect, give "Voices" an additional hear). You can order Past Lives and discover Against the Current's upcoming tour dates right here. And under the SoundCloud participant, discover our latest dialog with Costanza concerning the new music. 

What did you study from selling and touring behind In Our Bones that influenced this album? 

Initially we thought we needed to be going 100% always, that every part needed to be full-on consistently: excessive power on stage the entire present, large elements in each music. Now we notice how essential dynamic is. The skill to tug again and finesse is that rather more invaluable due to how troublesome it may be to restrain your self. We wished to essentially push ourselves on Past Lives to really maintain again generally, sing in falsetto, let the music open up and take its area. 

What kind of headspace had been you in whereas crafting these songs, and the way did it form how they got here out?

Each music takes a unique path by a unique headspace. For me personally, it felt like I had cataloged all of those completely different moments in my head over time and was ready to revisit them. Opening them up was like being transported again into that second. It was so vivid it was terrifying. 

What influenced you to maneuver away out of your pop-punk tendencies to embrace extra digital and pop vibes on this album?

We’re all large followers of pop music; that is undoubtedly the route we’ve at all times wished to go in. On this document, we had been lastly fearless and shed our pores and skin. We wished to create music that mirrored our personalities now and in addition who we wished to be. 

What did producers Andrew Goldstein and Tommy English help you faucet into on this album that you just hadn’t explored earlier than?

We love working with Tommy as a result of he actually understands us as folks after doing a full document and EP with us earlier than, so we are able to say much less and he’ll nonetheless perceive us. With Andrew, he had such a recent workflow that we hadn’t utilized earlier than. He has spent plenty of time working with a various vary of artists and we had been truly actually impressed by tapping into a few of these inventive vibes that we wouldn’t have explored beforehand, resembling structuring a full band music like an EDM observe.

What was it like opening some latest reveals with Fall Out Boy?

The alternative to open for Fall Out Boy was unimaginable. We’re so impressed by them particularly as a result of they made that soar from a band deep within the scene to essentially storming the pop world, whereas by some means sustaining their identification so properly. We felt like we slot in very well on their tour for that purpose, as we’re making our personal transition at present.

What are you most trying ahead to with this album cycle developing?

It’s thrilling to begin a brand new cycle since you don’t know who you’ll be on the finish of it. I’m actually trying ahead to what we’ll study from this album, from the folks we meet within the subsequent couple of years and from the locations we go to. All of these issues will come to life within the subsequent spherical.