The Hard Rock group Pop Evil has announced their new album, Skeletons due March 17, 2023, via MNRK Heavy, along with their U.S. headlining tour starting on the same day. The band’s most recent single and video from the album is “Paranoid (Crash & Burn).”
The album also includes guest performers such as Ryan Kirby from Fit for a King on “Dead Reckoning”, a song brought in by bassist, Joey “Chicago” Walser. Blake Allison from Devour the Day also provides guest vocals on “Wrong Direction.”
Discussing the album, frontman Leigh Kakaty says:
This is about us as a band stripping everything down to the bones. It’s more uptempo, it’s got bigger riffs, and we’re trying to capture the energy of our live show. But it’s also a positive message. I know it’s a morbid visual, but behind every skeleton, there’s a story and something worth talking about. Overall, it’s about looking at something in a positive way. And I’m excited for everyone to hear that.
Their most recent single, “Paranoid (Crash & Burn),” is “about the voices in our head”, according to Kakaty, a “cautionary tale about processing those voices in a positive way.”
The music video for that single was created by award-winning filmmaker and director, Jensen Noen best known for his work with Falling In Reverse, Ice Nine Kills, and Asking Alexandria.
In discussing the video, Noen says:
During tough times, our minds can easily wander into dark places. It can feel like you’re drowning in a sea of paranoia. But no matter how bad things get, there’s always hope. There is always a way to escape from our minds. We just need to find the right key to unlock the door.