Charm City Devils will release its new record this fall.
The Baltimore-based rock outfit is scheduled to release its new EP 1904 on November 22 through Broken World Records. The five-song record, whose title refers to the year that the band’s hometown burned to the ground, saw its first single debut Friday in the form of the song ‘Skipping Stone.’
‘Skipping Stones’ presents a familiar gritty, blues-based arrangement that is driven largely by its guitars and drums. It will appeal to fans of acts, such as Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry and other similar acts. The vocal delivery of front man John Allen adds its own touch to the arrangement.
Allen talked about the song’s lyrical content in a recent interview, explaining the noted content centers on one’s self-realization.
“White writing and collaborating on the songs for 1904, I started reflecting on my life and music career, and how the town where I grew up impacted my view of the world,” he said. “The story of Baltimore is a direct parallel to what most people experience in life. In everyone’s life, there is a change arc. We begin that change with ‘uninformed optimism’ only to find out that optimism quickly turns to ‘informed pessimism,’ and as the spiraling continues, they ultimately bottom out at ‘crisis of meaning.’ It’s in the crisis part of life where a person has to decide if they are going to be stuck or are they going to pick themselves up and begin the upward struggle toward happiness and fulfillment. The first single, ‘ Skipping Stone,’ is a journey into self-awareness and ultimately about being resilient.’
1904 is Charm City Devils’ fourth studio recording. It comes five years after the release of the band’s third album Battles.
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