Taking Back Sunday will release their new album, Happiness Is, on March 19 via Hopeless Records/ Unified.
Produced by Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, The Swellers) and Mike Sapone (Brand New, O’Brother), the album promises to continue the bands spirit of resilience and innovation, whilst addressing some heady concepts.
Written over a year period with no involvement from a record label for the first time since their legendary 2002 debut, Tell All Your Friends, the album sees the band expanding their musical palette and stretching out sonically in ways they’ve never done before by utilizing both producer’s, Hudson and Sapone, strengths.
“Through this process we had many more shared experiences as adults that have come into play. We had near death experiences purely from the force of nature, common enemies, playing for the troops who protect us against a different kind of enemy and that led to seeing parts of the world that you would never in your lifetime expect to see and leave you a bit haunted. There is a new level of honesty both in the writing and working with two producers who we have known for so long,” explains bassist Shaun Cooper.
You can check out the first taste of the album below, with single ‘Flicker, Fade’: