Collective Soul, the multi-platinum selling band that helped sonically define alternative rock, is set to release their long-awaited ninth album, See What You Started By Continuing on October 2nd. The announcement was made today via USAToday.com where the band also premiered the first single “This.” See What You Started By Continuing marks the band’s Vanguard Records debut. Starting July 16th, fans can receive a free download of "This" from the band's website, www.collectivesoul.com.
Formed in the small town of Stockbridge, GA in the early 1990’s, Collective Soul consists of principal songwriter and frontman Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), Dean Roland (rhythm guitarist), Will Turpin (bassist), Johnny Rabb (drummer) and Jesse Triplett (lead guitarist).
Roland explains the album title See What You Started By Continuing came following a year off after the band had been going non-stop for 19 years. “During that year, we had time to reflect and be proud of what we had accomplished over the years,” says Roland. “When we came back together, we were rested and more confident than we had ever been in our careers. We never thought of this as a second chance, but more of a second breath. We wanted to continue doing what we had always done and that was to make guitar driven music.”
See What You Started By Continuing was recorded and mixed at Edible Studios in Atlanta, GA and mixed by industry veteran Shawn Grove. Following the release of the new album, the band will embark on their “21st Birthday” tour. More details to follow.
See What You Started By Continuing track listing:
5. AYTA (Are You the Answer)
8. Am I Getting Through
9. Memoirs of 2005
11. Without Me