POP Evil are back and have just released their first new music since their 2018 self-titled album. The two new tracks, “Let The Chaos Reign” and “Work” give us a taste of what the forthcoming album will be but judging from these tracks the band stays true to its duality of being both evil and heavy whilst melodic and pop at the same time.
“Work” takes a different vocal track than usual for the Michigan based rockers. Produced by Kevin Hissink, “Work” highlights the constant work/life balance of current times, always connected, everything feels like work with no escape for some personal time. Musically the track makes great use of heavy guitars against a steady rhythmic beat and gritty vocal rhyming.
Diverging from “Work”, “Let The Chaos Reign” is a heavy track which perfectly encapsulates the anxiety of modern day but motivates you to accept the challenges and push on through. A rousing rebellious song with a continuous guitar riff and fast pacing vocals if this doesn’t motivate you to pick yourself up and keep fighting nothing will.
Commenting on the new tracks and forthcoming album, frontman and band founder Leigh Kakaty said: “We won’t bore people with the same song over and over. When you come to our live show, we feel like there should be an ebb and flow, peaks and valleys, that are similar to real life. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. We like to take people on a journey when they listen to our music or come to see us live.”
For this album the band worked with multiple producers whilst based in Los Angeles which has allowed each track to be unique sounding whilst ensuring out-of-the-box energy across the entire album. This band have managed to whittle down over 30 creative tracks to the best 12 which represents POP EVIL.
The yet-to-be-titled new album is due out later this year via Entertainment One (eOne). In the mean time fans can catch Kakaty and POP EVIL’s guitarist Nick Fuelling playing unplugged versions of the band’s favourites on a short acoustic tour.