Norma Jean frontman says upcoming album is “new territory”
Metal act Norma Jean announced last fall that they began working on their first album in more than two years.
Now, frontman Cory Brandan is gushing about what the record sounds like, and it’s got us even more excited to hear it.
Brandan went on the BREWtally Speaking Podcast to talk about the band’s upcoming eighth studio album.
“(Polar Similar) was definitely a record where we felt like we ended a trilogy,” Brandan said. “In the sense that Meridional, Wrongdoers and ending with Polar Similar. So now where I think we are was, how do we just switch it up and just really go for something totally off the wall, without losing our self?”
“With the new record, it’s definitely kind of a… We started with a lot of ‘I don’t knows’ and by the time we finished it we were blown away on our own ... I’ve never heard Norma Jean like this,” he continued. “It’s new territory for sure, but I’m pretty pumped on it.”
You can listen to the full podcast below.
As previously stated, we have known the band was working on their next record for a few months now. The band’s next effort will be a follow-up to their 2016 album, Polar Similar.
Norma Jean is supporting Fit For A King on their summer run. Limited presale and VIP tickets are on sale now here. You can check out the full list of dates below.
7/17 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
7/18 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie
7/19 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/20 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/21 – Cincinnati, OH @ 20th Century Theatre
7/23 – London, ON @ Call The Office
7/24 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
7/25 – Quebec City, QC @ Le D’Auteuil
7/27 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/28 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
7/30 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
7/31 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
8/1 – Midland, TX @ Rock the Desert
8/2 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
8/3 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
8/5 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
8/6 – St. Louis, MO @ FUBAR
8/7 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
8/8 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
8/9 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
8/10 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
8/11 – Elmira, NY @ iMatter
8/13 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Peabody’s *
8/14 – Jacksonville, NC @ Tarheel *
8/15 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
8/16 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan *
8/17 – Springfield, MO @ The Riff *
8/18 – Tyler, TX @ Crossroads *
* – Afterlife in place of Currents
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