BLUE OCTOBER, the San Marcos, TX-based band known for shimmering rock songs and haunting lyrics on albums such as 2009â€™s Billboard Top 15 debut, Approaching Normal, 2011â€™s Billboard Top Ten debut Any Man In America and the Platinum-selling Foiled, makes a triumphant return with Sway (Up/Down Records), the bandâ€™s first album in two years.
With lush, atmospheric songs such as â€œBleed Out,â€� â€œAngels In Everythingâ€� and â€œFear,â€� and the edgy rocker â€œPut It In,â€� the Texas four-piece comes back strong with a revitalized energy and a positive outlook. As singer Justin Furstenfeld puts it: â€œThis album is about why life is so beautiful. Itâ€™s about facing fears and recognizing miracles every day. Itâ€™s about enjoying yourself and realizing that life is not something you can half-ass.â€�
The band began writing the album after coming off a series of tour dates in 2012. Drummer Jeremy
Furstenfeld echoes his brotherâ€™s attitude. â€œ, â€œThe band is in a really great space now, everyone is healthy, happy, and doing well. Thatâ€™s changed our point of view, and you can hear that new perspective on the album.â€�