Ohio’s Hawthorne Heights are back with their first full-length album since 2013. Bad Frequencies will release on 27th April via Pure Noise Records, and include thirteen tracks. The first shared of the thirteen is “Pink Hearts” which the band have released as a single today.
Of the album, singer and guitarist TJ Woodruff shares: “We wrote Bad Frequencies over the course of a year, which was our longest writing process as a band. We played 170 shows in 2017, wrote every moment that we could, then demoed, then recorded an album. I think we fit everything we possibly could in 365 days, and we are very proud of that.”
The band produced the album along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixing by Cameron Webb (NOFX, Social Distortion). The band were already familiar with Nick Ingram due to working with him on their Hurt EP, and also had worked with Cameron Webb on “Push Me Away” single.
The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for “Push Me Away” which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
“And maybe we’ll be okay”
“Pink Hearts” feels like a journal entry from a messy heart turned upside down by life, hoping they’ve not caused permanent destruction in the process. It’s an addictive track, where building pre-choruses drop into infectious chorus free fall. The track screams reminiscing and ache, and feels like a tug-of-war between the rush of young love and the brake slamming of responsibility for one’s actions.
Pre-order Bad Frequencies HERE and check out “Pink Hearts” below.