The Almost, the brainchild of Underoath drummer/vocalist and multi-talented artist Aaron Gillespie, are back. The band has signed to Fearless Records and will release Fear Caller on October 18. The album is available for pre-order here.
"It's a story of my childhood that really comes apart in the bridge discussing my father," Gillespie says. "The song essentially explains how I got to be the way I am. I need the chokehold to succeed. It's one of my favorite songs I’ve ever written."
Watch the video for the first single "Chokehold" below:
In between his duties as vocalist and drummer for gold-certified three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated juggernaut Underoath, Aaron introduced The Almost on 2007’s seminal Southern Weather. The group shared the stage with everyone from Faith No More and Jane’s Addiction to A Day To Remember over the years. In between The Almost and Underoath records, he also spent two years touring behind the kit for Paramore. The Almost would be re-energized when he started writing in the midst of Underoath’s triumphant 2018 headline tour. This time around, storytelling took center stage.
"It's where I am as a person," he admits. "I'm continually striving to be more honest in terms of my feelings, my music, and how I deal with things. I’m talking about each subject as a vignette. The stories are individual experiences. It's truly the most honest I've ever been in songs."
FEAR CALLER TRACK LISTING:
"I Want It Real"
"Tame A Lion"
"Over And Underneath"
"I Think I Am"
"Ain't No King"
"In God's Country"
"I Won't Miss"
"Why Do You Bother Me"