Progressive pop-punk band Frontside released their new single “Give It Up” from their upcoming EP ‘Closer To Closure’, which is due out June 12th. The assertive track is about relationships and features elaborate guitars and emotional vocals.
About “Give It Up”, vocalist/guitarist Walter Stanley stated:
“The song is about relationships, and the nights we spend losing sleep contemplating their meanings. Sometimes, despite sincere efforts to move on or find a rational conclusion, you find that it’s hard to give it up.”
In the new track, elaborate guitars flow over assertive, emotional vocals from Walter Stanley like a cool autumn wind piercing through orange and red dying leaves. The instrumental technique explored in “Give It Up” is reminiscent of Dance Gavin Dance and The Dangerous Summer, with a faster punk twist.
It can be tough to find like-minded musicians in a small town like Wilson, North Carolina. Luckily for the band members, they were able to cultivate a long-term musical bond at a pivotal point in their adolescence. In 2008, Walter Stanley (vocals/guitar), Jacob Glover (drums), and Joshua Grady (bass) came together with a common goal – to create music that would not only be catchy for any listener but would also satiate their urge to add a more technically impressive dimension to their songs. After a number of small independent releases, they began to gain traction locally with the release of their EP ‘Cheers And Fears From The Past Year’ in 2013. They went on to tour the east coast extensively and were also afforded the opportunity to open for acts such as He Is Legend, Finch, and Maps & Atlases, followed by a sudden and brief hiatus, but after being approached by LA-based label We Are Triumphant, the decision was made to re-emerge and combine the two EPs to be released as a full-length album. That album, titled ‘Essentially, Eventually’, was released in February of 2018.
Frontside will be independently releasing their upcoming EP ‘Closer To Closure’ on June 12th. It consists of 5 songs that the band had written prior to ‘Cheers And Fears From The Past Year’, though they have been rearranged and re-recorded to match the sonic standards the group now holds.
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