Knuckle Puck, a well-known name in the modern pop-punk world, has announced their latest album “Losing What We Love,” set for release on October 20, 2023, through Pure Noise Records. The album’s lead single, “The Tower,” is already available for streaming and viewing.
Having been active for 13 years, Knuckle Puck has released three previous albums that masterfully combined high-energy music with deep emotional lyrics. However, their fourth album takes a rawer approach. “Losing What We Love” focuses on facing life’s harsh realities rather than sugarcoating them, encapsulating the ups and downs that everyone goes through.
The band’s longtime producer, Seth Henderson, collaborated with them on this album. It also marks their first release with Pure Noise Records. The recording process this time was highly collaborative, reminiscent of the band’s early days when they were just a group of teenagers in Chicago’s suburbs. Members were more involved in in-studio writing than before, making the album a true team effort.
The new album captures a shift in their musical ethos, introducing a darker tone, especially in the lead single “The Tower,” which explores themes of death and destruction. The band believes this album expresses their genuine feelings about the current state of the world, veering away from the overly hopeful tone of their past work.
Knuckle Puck consists of vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarist/vocalist Nick Casasanto, guitarist Kevin Maida, drummer John Siorek, and bassist Ryan Rumchaks. Despite facing challenges and doubts during the creative process, the band came together to produce songs they all believe in. They’re excited to share this new direction with fans, who have passionately supported them through years of packed shows and screaming choruses.
Losing What We Love – track listing:
A New Beginning
You & I
Losing What We Love
Out Of Touch
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