American rock band POP EVIL are set to release their fifth studio album “Pop Evil” in March 2018, via Entertainment One.
Late 2017 saw the band release the first single from the album, “Waking Lions” exclusively through Vevo. “This is a Dawn of a New Day for Pop Evil,” said vocalist Leigh Kakaty. “The new lineup feels like a whole new chapter for us. We could not be more proud to lead off this new album cycle with Waking Lions, sending a positive message to our fans.” Pop Evil teamed up with Columbia Tatone on the video and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. “Columbia brought a unique and distinctive approach with her visuals for our new music video. We really feel she delivered the energy that the song carries.”
The new album saw British drummer Hayley Cramer join the band full time. For the album, the band brought on veteran producer Kato Khandwala and went into the studio in June 2017. The band spent most of the summer in Nashville, TN at Studio A in Sound Emporium Studios and finished up the album at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, CA in October 2017.
The new self-titled LP will be the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard U.S, Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in the week of its release. UP produced four top 5 singles with “Footsteps”, “If Only For Now”, “Ways to Get High” and “Take It All”.
“Footsteps” not only reached #1, but went on to be the longest #1 single of the band’s career.
The band is gearing up for their busiest touring cycle yet in 2018. They toured the USA in November 2017 with special guests DED and Lionize. UK dates are planned for 2018.