Protest The Hero premiered their new song “The Canary” earlier this week and announced that their new album titled Palimpsest will be released on June 19th. The album is the band’s first since Pacific Mist in 2016. The release of Palimpsest was delayed due to frontman Rody Walker having issues with his voice. On the album, guitarist Luke Hoskin comments:
“Palimpsest is by far the most challenging record we have worked on. The writing and recording process saw so many delays, it’s honestly hard to keep them straight. We are very proud of how each hurdle was handled though, and the end result is a record that we believe is deserving of such an endeavor.”
Lead singer Rody Walker adds:
“This record was extremely difficult for me personally. With my first child on the way, I built a studio in my basement to ensure I wasn’t leaving my wife alone with a new child for weeks on end.
I haven’t left my house since. What made it most difficult was the change in my voice. During our final tour just before we were set to start recording, I blew my voice out, and it didn’t come back. I spent a long time fighting with it trying to bounce back and failing.
Finally, through coaching and rehearsal, I got it back in shape. For the first time in my life singing felt like an actual job and I’m still pissed about it. I have never worked harder to put out music in my life and I am extremely proud of the product.”
Pre-orders for Palimpsest are available here.
Palimpsest track listing:
01 – “The Migrant Mother”
02 – “The Canary”
03 – “From The Sky”
04 – “All Hands”
05 – “The Fireside”
06 – “Soliloquy”
07 – “Reverie”
08 – “Little Snakes”
09 – “Gardenias”
10 – “Rivet”