Michigan melodic hardcore band We Came As Romans has something very big in store for their upcoming 4th studio album. The self-titled release is due out July 24th via Equal Vision Records and will feature production from David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Killswitch Engage). Being relevant for quite a few years now, WCAR was aware that they needed to keep their momentum going, but according to Billboard, Bendeth showed them it wasn’t going to be as easy as they originally thought.
“He said, ‘You better play something right now that’s gonna impress me, ’cause this isn’t.’ At that point we had 12 songs and he pretty much shot down every single thing we came in with. It was absolutely shocking. He really called us out; ‘This is your fourth record. You’re doing the same shit you’ve been doing every other record. You can’t get away with it.’ That’s why we went with him, though; we really needed somebody to force us to push ourselves creatively as musicians. David wouldn’t let us put anything less than great songs on there.”
– WCAR vocalist Dave Stephens via Billboard.
Their progression is especially apparent on their brand new single “Tear It Down”, the third from their upcoming release. Stream the track on Billboard’s website here and if you like what you hear you can pre-order the album here!