The Story So Far are back. The California pop-punk quintet have returned with a greatly anticipated lead single, â€˜Let It Goâ€™. â€˜Let It Goâ€™ is our first real insight into the bandâ€™s release of their upcoming full-length album, â€˜Proper Doseâ€™.
It has been three years since The Story So Farâ€™s release of their self-titled album, and as a whole, it was an undeniable success. â€˜The Story So Farâ€™ was an inventive push on the typical sound the band had crafted throughout â€˜Under Soil and Dirtâ€™ and â€˜What You Donâ€™t Seeâ€™. Their last album took the intensive hooks, fast-paced drumming, and Parker Cannonâ€™s emotive shouting to a whole new level. Instead of a typical anger-fuelled album, we were met with a more mellowed, reflective band. â€˜The Story So Farâ€™ was undoubtedly a brilliant album, but itâ€™d be interesting to see how the band has matured musically and as individuals over the last three years.
Besides the latest single â€˜Let It Goâ€™, the progression of The Story So Far has been limited. Fans of the band were treated with a surprise release of the single â€˜Out of Itâ€™ in 2017, but since then itâ€™s been mostly radio silence and the occasional cryptic tweet from the bandâ€™s account. However, change is coming! The Story So Farâ€™s latest single is a game-changer. Itâ€™s clear the band have been working on reinventing the The Story So Farâ€™s typical sound and itâ€™s all evidenced in the new single.
Iâ€™ll be honest, â€˜Let It Goâ€™ wasnâ€™t what I expected. Instead, I presumed the lead single would be a little more intense and aggressive, but the band already gave us that with â€˜Out of Itâ€™. In retrospect, â€˜Out of Itâ€™ felt like the perfect meld between the â€˜Under Soil and Dirtâ€™ and â€˜What You Donâ€™t Seeâ€™ eras. Instead, â€˜Let It Goâ€™ is a more relaxed, thoughtful single. Following the singleâ€™s lyrics, artwork, and new sound, Iâ€™d go as far as guessing â€˜Proper Doseâ€™ is a concept album focusing on personal progressions and possible pill related issues. This might seem like a premature guess, but Parker Cannon has never hidden away from disclosing truths about pills, stress, and coping with personal relationships in his lyrics. With the new single racking up over 50,000 views in a just a few days, it is clear fans are highly awaiting new music.
If a new single and new album arenâ€™t enough then youâ€™re in luck, the good news doesnâ€™t end here, The Story So Far are embarking on an 8 date UK headliner tour with Citizen and All Get Out, so thereâ€™s a lot to get excited about.
You can find the tour dates below:
THE STORY SO FAR // UK TOUR DATES
5th Oct - SWX, Bristol
6th Oct - O2 Forum, London
7th Oct - O2 Institute, Birmingham
9th Oct - Beckett SU, Leeds
10th Oct - Garage, Glasgow
11th Oct - Riverside, Newcastle
12th Oct - O2 Ritz, Manchester
13th Oct - Engine Rooms, Southampton
Tickets for the UK/EU tour are available now!
You can check out â€˜Let It Goâ€™ here: