Story of the Year is giving fans another dose of new music with the premiere of”I Swear I’m Okay” with Billboard today! The track mixes the catchy lyrics and hooks that fans have come to expect from Story of the Year with the addition of 80’s synth that blend together seamlessly for a truly special track. Singer Dan Marsala shares “There’s definitely something special about ‘I Swear I’m Okay’. As soon as Ryan sent the demo over, ideas just started pouring out. I sat down to record some vocal ideas and the first thing that came out of my mouth was the line, ‘I Swear I’m Okay.’ It’s something that people say, to hide the fact that things aren’t truly okay. A mask that you wear when you don’t want to be honest with others or yourself. This song means that and so much more to me and it’s one of my proudest moments on the record.” Fans can check out the track, below.
On the track, Billboard shares “‘I Swear I’m Okay’ sports the same adrenalized hooks that fans have come to expect from Story of the Year, deftly blending clean vocals and cathartic screams in the song’s climactic final chorus. But the band also expands their sonic palette with vintage synthesizers and electric drums, successfully transitioning the sound and fury of their past into the modern alternative rock arena.”
The single comes from upcoming album Wolves
, due out December 8th, 2017
. Produced by Aaron Sprinkle
(Anberlin, New Found Glory, Acceptance) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge & J Hall,
their first full-length album since 2010 is a testament of howinspired and committed they are to making their best record yet. The upcoming album is full of depth as the band continues down a supercharged anthemic road of alternative rock/hard rock songs while remaining consistent to their classic Story of the Year soaring sound. Wolves is available for pre-order via Pledge Music
Recently, Story of the Year premiered “Bang Bang”
exclusively with Alternative Press,
who called the track a “sure-fire crowd-pleaser”
and continued on by saying “it’s the perfect way of reminding fans why they fell in love with the band in the first place.”
Story of the Year fans have been singing along for the past 17 years to hit songs like “Until The Day I Die,” “Anthem of our Dying Day,” “Take Me Back,” “Wake Up”
and more. The album pre-order and other exclusive early access to behind the scenes videos, upcoming singles and more can be found here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/storyoftheyear
2. How Can We Go On
3. Bang Bang
5. I Swear I’m Okay
7. Can Anybody Hear Me?
8. A Part of Me
9. Give Up My Heart
10. The Eternal Battle For Mike Cronin’s Soul (To Be Alive Again)
12. Goodnight, My Love
13. Like Ghosts
14. Praying for Rain
Story of the Year is Dan Marsala: Vocals, Ryan Phillips: Guitars and Computers, Josh Wills: Drums, Philip “Moon” Sneed: Bass and Vocals. They have previously released five studio albums — Page Avenue, In the Wake of Determination, The Black Swan, The Constant and 10 Years and Counting: An acoustic reimaging of Page Avenue.