Spoken word poet, Trey The Ruler (Trey Hales) has signed with Headphone Music/Equal Vision Records. Hales will release his new EP, It's All Down Hell From Here, on May 26. You can listen to the EP in full, as well as the lead single from his upcoming full-length LP below.

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Pre-orders for the EP are on sale now.

“The flexi single “Types of Evil” is actually one of my favorite pieces I’ve written, about the manipulation from the church and the media on an adolescent who may not share the same values as his or her surroundings,” shares Hales. “I chose this track as the single, after writing the music for it with Anays Torres, because although the original poem is aggressive and dark, the feeling for the song is relaxed and mellow. I thought it had an interesting contrast, and this poem-to-song transformation was the most extreme and for that reason – you get to hear it first.”

Additionally, Hales will be performing all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour.