Hardcore punk band These Streets is giving audiences their first preview of its new album Expect The Worst.
The band debuted the album’s lead single ‘Stay Awake‘ Wednesday. The song’s heavy, pounding arrangement is a work that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Terror, Hatebreed and Sick of it All. That is evident in the heavy, crunching, down-tuned guitar line at the center of the arrangement, as well as the full-on collective screaming effect that is so common in the hardcore punk scene and the tight yet equally intense drumming.
Front man Cam Ross said in a recent interview, the song’s lyrical topic stemmed from the band’s time on the road with two other hardcore punk bands on their most recent live run.
“Let’s just say that ‘Stay Awake’ is about a really long night we had on tour with Skarhead and Brick By Brick…a very long and interesting night,” he said.
The experience seemingly was impacting, as Ross stresses in the song’s lead verse that, “you can’t find peace at the bottom of the bottle” and that he can find “the power to break away.” Additionally, he notes in the song’s second verse that “a sense of clarity is all I want.” He goes so far as to open the second verse, saying, “I ask myself where I went wrong.” The song’s third verse follows in similar fashion, lyrically. Looking back, the song’s lyrical content seems to hint at the noted experience causing him to have a moment of personal insight. That seeming insight, coupled with the song’s hard-hitting musical arrangement, makes the single a powerful first impression for the album.
‘Stay Awake’ is available to stream and download here.
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