It’s been awhile since we've heard from Redeem/Revive - until now. The post-hardcore group from Southern California have been working hard on new music for quite some time now and they finally released new songs called The Cataclysm and Omen, which are the lead singles from their long and patiently awaited full-length album.
Vocalist Joshua Landon gave a little bit of an inside look into this new album, titled Free Minds.
“It was really fun but overall refreshing. As far as lyrically especially we got to be straight forward and honest with how things have been as a band for the past 3 years. There aren't any pretty metaphors really just honesty, like you know exactly what we're talking about and we're not dancing around it. So it was really nice to be able to open up and just say what I needed to say and essentially free my mind of all of the things held inside of it,” he explains about the process of the new music they've been working on over these past couple of years.
Will this new album be different from Redeem/Revive’s past singles and EPs?
“I think it's changed, especially since our very first self-titled release. When we made The Singles EP we changed our sound quite a bit and now with this record I think we've taken that sound and just developed it more and I guess grew up with it,” Joshua reveals about the band’s musical and lyrical style over the years, “I think every song kind of has its own unique quality and there's softer stuff and heavier stuff and just overall something for everyone I think. Aldo and I even got to explore some different territories with our vocals as well. I have a lot more screaming parts than I have in the past, Aldo sings a little bit and there's even a part in one of our songs that's in Spanish.”
What’s next for Redeem/Revive?
“Tours for sure, and more media content," Joshua hints.
With new music on the way, it seems like things are looking up for Redeem/Revive.
(Free Minds is out March 3rd. You can pre-order the album here.)