“Circles”, the title monitor of the upcoming album from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), might be streamed under. The band’s 10th studio disc will likely be launched on November 16 through Mascot Label Group.
On “Circles”, P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based manufacturing duo known as the Heavy (Jason Bell and Jordan Miller), who ensured the album is modern sounding with out dropping any of the band’s core sonic signifiers. The rap-driven “Rockin’ With The Best” has an old-school P.O.D. sound that nods to the BEASTIE BOYS, whereas “Always Southern California” is a reggae-inflected rocker and the groove-heavy “Soundboy Killa” is a hip-hop/metallic hybrid. The dynamic title monitor even boasts moody digital thrives, glassy piano, and laid-back rapping verses.
“On ‘Circles’, we did not restrict ourselves and say, ‘Hey, we have to please the metallic crowd, or the hardcore crowd, or the punk crowd,'” says frontman Sonny Sandoval. “We simply wished to play and write songs that we hope are related and catchy to a brand new viewers, whereas, on the identical time, nonetheless being true to ourselves.”
From a lyrical standpoint, P.O.D. stored an analogous open thoughts, whereas turning to optimism for inspiration. The title monitor addresses making an attempt to get out of an unhealthy cycle during which somebody feels caught, whereas “Dreaming” envisions in search of out a brighter future even when the current day is hard. Other songs grapple with learn how to navigate life’s greatest challenges. “Home” emerged after Sandoval out of the blue misplaced a detailed good friend who was extra like a brother to him. “Fly Away”, in the meantime, acknowledges that each one of us generally battle, and have to depend on others for assist.
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“We’re on the lookout for solutions — and we’ll folks to assist us get by way of issues — however on the identical time, nobody’s excellent,” Sandoval says. “Everybody’s going by way of stuff, and we’re all sort of on this identical degree and the identical journey of expertise and simply making an attempt to determine our course of life.”
The thought of looking for a vivid facet has been a relentless theme for P.O.D. through the years, each on newer songs equivalent to “Lost In Forever” and “Beautiful” and on early hits “Alive”, “Youth Of The Nation” and “Boom”. Through all of it, the members of P.O.D. — Sandoval, lead guitarist Marcos Curiel, bassist Traa Daniels and drummer Wuv Bernardo — have leaned on each other for assist and inventive inspiration.
“We are touring and making music as a result of it nonetheless means one thing to the folks which are popping out to see us, and folks which are nonetheless listening to our music,” Sandoval says. “We’re humbled, we’re grateful, and we’re grateful for those who nonetheless get pleasure from what we’re doing.”
“Circles” monitor itemizing:
01. Rockin’ With The Best
02. Always Southern California
04. Panic Attack
05. On The Radio
06. Fly Away
07. Listening For The Silence
10. Soundboy Killa
Over the span of twenty years, P.O.D. has launched 10 studio albums, together with the triple-platinum “Satellite”. They have had a number of hit songs, together with “Southtown”, “Alive”, “Youth Of The Nation” and “Boom”, and most lately with their Active Rock singles “Higher”, “Beautiful” and “Lost In Forever”, which reached No. 1. The band has been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards, racked up 4 #1 music movies, and contributed songs to quite a few main movement image soundtracks.
The members of P.O.D. are additionally lively members of a tight-knit music neighborhood, having collaborated with a various checklist of artists together with Katy Perry, H.R. (BAD BRAINS), Mike Muir (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Sen Dog (CYPRESS HILL), and extra. The band’s tenth studio album, “The Awakening”, was launched in 2015.