Wage War step “out of the box” on “Prison” from upcoming album
The new song “Prison” is the fourth single off the album. Yesterday, they dropped “Me Against Myself”.
“‘Prison’ is one of the first looks at us stepping out of the box on this record,” the band said about the track. “It harbors all the aggression our band is known for — but with some new twists. We had a blast writing it.”
You can listen to “Prison” below.
“Me Against Myself” combines real lyrics with a catchy sound that we just can’t get enough of.
“‘Me Against Myself‘ is probably our farthest journey into the melodic world. From the very first demo, we knew it was special,” guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad said about the track. “The lyrics are about as transparent as it gets dealing with the fact that a lot of times, we’re our own worst enemy. We’ve always prided ourselves on being versatile and pushing ourselves to create something new and different, and that’s what this song stands for.”
You can listen to “Me Against Myself” below.
Earlier this month, Wage War announced the details about their third full-length and shared the first single from the record.
The album is set to drop August 30th. Along with the record, the band announced a headlining tour and dropped “Who I Am.”
“We’ve spent countless hours, days, and months over the first half of this year perfecting every detail of this album, and it’s been so hard to keep under wraps,” the band said in a press release. “We are glad it’s finally here. We pushed every boundary we could think of to make this record.
“Picking songs to release ahead of an album is always a difficult task but we chose ‘Who I Am’ to be the frontrunner. It’s ‘Wage War on 11.’ Lyrically, the song dives into the reality of the people who inevitably look down on you or talk down to the things you invest yourself in or who you try to be. We sometimes forget that we’re all human beings and we all feel and hurt.”
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The band also said there are songs on the album about feeling a pressure to succeed and that are about mental health.“There are songs on the album that speak of not succumbing to pressure and being just another face in the crowd, but more so making a change in yourself and the world around you. Being in a band, making music, playing shows in one way or another all comes with a ‘Pressure,’ and how you deal with it is what determines who you are. This record is our response.”
You can listen to the first song and see the music video for “Who I Am” below along with the tracklisting.
Wage War tracklisting:
- “Who I Am”
- “Me Against Myself”
- “The Line”
- “Forget My Name”
- “Take the Fight”
- “Will We Ever Learn”
As previously stated, the band is also hitting the road this fall. You can check out the full list of dates below and grab tickets here.
08/11 – Horseheads, NY @ iMatter Fest*
09/07 – Worcester, MA @ Self Help Fest*
09/27 — Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground
09/28 — Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club
09/30 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Citadel Music Hall
10/02 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Elevation
10/03 — Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall
10/04 — Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
10/05 — Lakewood, Ohio @ Phantasy Nightclub
10/07 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Rex Theater
10/08 — New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre
10/10 — Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
10/11 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre of Living Arts
10/12 — Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/14 — Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s Music-Diner
10/15 — Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
10/16 — St. Louis, Mo. @ Firebird
10/18 — Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theatre
10/19 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
10/21 — Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazón
10/22 — Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
10/24 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
10/25 — Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House
10/26 — Mesa, Ariz. @ The Nile Theater
10/28 — Austin, Texas @ Come and Take It Live
10/29 — Dallas, Texas @ Trees
10/31 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
11/01 — Orlando, Fla. @ House of Blues
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