Dark pop-rock powerhouse RIVALS are gearing up to drop their first full-length album, Damned Soul, which is set for release on February 2, 2018 via Smartpunk Records.
‘Damned Soul’ is a 10-track banger that was produced by John Espy (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Elohim, The Cab), with additional writing for drums and mixing/mastering by Cody Stewart (The Browning, Rings of Saturn, Falsifier). Today, the band is thrilled to share the official music video for “Over It,” exclusively with Alternative Press Magazine. The video for “Over It” comes just after the band announced a slew of tour dates, including a run with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus following the album release. “Over It” is the perfect track for anyone needing some motivation to move on from what’s toxic to them. Vocalist Kalie Wolfe states:
“‘Over It’ is about letting go of things that aren?t good for you. Like a person, a situation or any games being played against you in life. Over your games, over your lies and over you.” – Kalie Wolfe
RIVALS is a dark pop-rock band from Los Angeles, CA formed in 2014 by vocalist Kalie Wolfe, bassist Sebastian Chamberlain, and guitarist Micket Woodle. Driven by Wolfe’s powerhouse vocals and the band’s infectious yet raw sound, RIVALS is fueled by powerful and energetic songwriting, bringing forth a type of fearlessness in their music that stands out among the rest. Since the release of their debut EP in 2015, titled Haunted/Hunted, the band has been making waves and for good reason. Revered by many on their live performance, RIVALS has previously toured the country with bands like Story Untold, Uh Huh Baby Yeah!, and Best Kept Secret, in addition to sharing a lineup with acts like Assuming We Survive, The Word Alive, and Oceans Ate Alaska on the 2014 Vans Warped Tour. The band’s impressive live performances also led to partnerships with MEE Audio, D’Addario, SJC Drums and TRX Cymbals. In 2016, RIVALS gained mass attention with their unique take on twenty one pilots? track, “Heathens,” which has garnered over 350,000 listens collectively across Spotify, YouTube and other streaming platforms. Now, the band is gearing up to unveil their first full-length LP, Damned Soul, which is set to be the debut album that fans have been waiting for.
Head to Alternative Press today to check out the official music video for “Over It.” Damned Soul will be out on 2/2/18 via Smartpunk Records and can be pre-ordered here. To stay up to date, be sure to follow the band on Facebook.
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