Against the Current Premieres Bold, Electro-Tinged Sophomore LP 'Past Lives': Exclusive First Listen


Also, we have a Q&A with vocalist Chrissy Costanza in regards to the new music.

Against the Current will comply with their standout 2016 debut In Our Bones with their second LP for the Fueled By Ramen on Friday (Sept. 28). And it's secure to say, Chrissy Costanza, Dan Gow, and Will Ferri have executed some critical rising in that point.

Once a pop-rock band with pop-punk inclinations, the brand new LP, Past Lives, finds the the Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-bred trio diving full-on into their debut's digital underbelly. Fortunately, the euphoric hooks haven't gone anyplace and so they've executed a convincing job of utilizing guitar, drums, and samples to seize the heartbeat and veneer of contemporary EDM-pop with their acquainted rock band band set-up. Their collaborators, producers Tommy English and Andrew Goldstein, stay the identical, however the sonic worlds they're taking over are fairly totally different. Then once more, ATC is a band that constructed a lot of its early fanbase with slick, well-chosen cowl songs, so donning a second pores and skin has all the time been second nature.  

Below, you'll be able to take heed to the entire album a day forward of its launch date (If you're nonetheless craving for his or her rock facet, give "Voices" an additional pay attention). You can order Past Lives and discover Against the Current's upcoming tour dates right here. And under the SoundCloud participant, discover our current dialog with Costanza in regards to the new music. 

What did you be taught from selling and touring behind In Our Bones that influenced this album? 

Initially we thought we needed to be going 100% always, that all the pieces needed to be full-on always: excessive power on stage the entire present, large components in each music. Now we notice how essential dynamic is. The potential to tug again and finesse is that rather more beneficial due to how tough it may be to restrain your self. We wished to actually push ourselves on Past Lives to truly maintain again typically, sing in falsetto, let the music open up and take its house. 

What type of headspace have been you in whereas crafting these songs, and the way did it form how they got here out?

Each music takes a unique path by way of a unique headspace. For me personally, it felt like I had cataloged all of those totally different moments in my head over time and was ready to revisit them. Opening them up was like being transported again into that second. It was so vivid it was terrifying. 

What influenced you to maneuver away out of your pop-punk tendencies to embrace extra digital and pop vibes on this album?

We’re all large followers of pop music; that is positively the route we’ve all the time wished to move in. On this document, we have been lastly fearless and shed our pores and skin. We wished to create music that mirrored our personalities now and in addition who we wished to be. 

What did producers Andrew Goldstein and Tommy English mean you can faucet into on this album that you simply hadn’t explored earlier than?

We love working with Tommy as a result of he actually understands us as folks after doing a full document and EP with us earlier than, so we are able to say much less and he’ll nonetheless perceive us. With Andrew, he had such a recent workflow that we hadn’t utilized earlier than. He has spent loads of time working with a various vary of artists and we have been really actually impressed by tapping into a few of these inventive vibes that we wouldn’t have explored beforehand, equivalent to structuring a full band music like an EDM observe.

What was it like opening some current exhibits with Fall Out Boy?

The alternative to open for Fall Out Boy was unbelievable. We’re so impressed by them particularly as a result of they made that soar from a band deep within the scene to actually storming the pop world, whereas someway sustaining their id so nicely. We felt like we slot in very well on their tour for that purpose, as we’re making our personal transition at present.

What are you most wanting ahead to with this album cycle arising?

It’s thrilling to start out a brand new cycle since you don’t know who you’ll be on the finish of it. I’m actually wanting ahead to what we’ll be taught from this album, from the folks we meet within the subsequent couple of years and from the locations we go to. All of these issues will come to life within the subsequent spherical.