“Throughout each song on the record, there are a lot of references to water,” TAKING BACK SUNDAY vocalist Adam Lazzara tells Entertainment Weekly who broke the news about their seventh studio album TIDAL WAVE, which is set for release on Hopeless Records on September 16, 2016. The song from which the album takes its name is released today and is available as an instant grat with the pre-order. It’s video – a pastiche of live performance footage of the song from this Summer’s ongoing Taste of Chaos tour, is released today.
“I’m very excited for people to hear it,” guitarist John Nolan told hometown newspaper New York Newsday. “I think it’s going to be a surprise to some people. We’re all extremely excited about what we’ve done. It’s the culmination of things we’ve tried over the past two records. I think it’s the strongest record we’ve done since getting back together. We’ve freed ourselves up to go in new directions.”
The classic punk aesthetic of the title track thrusts Taking Back Sunday into a different world of songwriters. Lazzara told Entertainment Weekly, “with our first records, we’re writing from the perspective of 17, 18-year-old kids and now it’s like as you grow old, the blinders get pulled back and you have a different way of looking at the world. There’s more of an Americana feel. But we realise anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday.”