Yellowcard - Credit: Katie Hovland

It may come as no surprise – thanks to an internet leak a month or so ago – but Yellowcard have today officially announced the details of their new album.

Due for release on October 10th, Lift A Sail sees the band delve into their rock and roll roots with the promise of an album filled with anthematic choruses and lyrics that are sure to inspire a new generation of fans.

We really feel like we got where we wanted to be, and made a proper rock ‘n’ roll record,” says vocalist Ryan Key. “We really changed lanes, I think. It’s still a massive rock record, but there were a lot of choices made while we were writing the songs that were new for us. We continued to challenge ourselves throughout the writing and recording process.”

Written about the apartment that Key and his now-wife shared in Denver where she was receiving rehabilitation following a tragic spinal cord injury, the first single ‘One Bedroom‘ stands closest to what many feel is classic Yellowcard. Over acoustic guitars that gradually give way to an anthemic power ballad, Key sings a tender love song, intoning “You’re the one for the rest of time” in earnestness. Lyrically circling around Key’s family and, most prominently, his wife, it’s a very personal album and one that really pushes the band outside of their comfort zone.

Fans can hear the first single, One Bedroom from today:


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