Devour The Day offer a rather intriguing and completely appropriate metaphor for their second full-length album, S.O.A.R. [Razor & Tie].
“After touring so much and interacting with the fans, we wanted to expand our connection to the audience,” explains Blake. “On this record, we focused the writing in that direction. In between making the album, we actually went back out on the road. That gave us a chance to take a step back, look at the music, see where we wanted to go, and actually get there.”
As a result, the album’s first single “Lightning in the Sky” rolls from an arena-ready beat and muscular guitars into an electrifying refrain. “The song is about the power of a specific moment in your life,” reveals Joey. “It might look like a blip on your radar, yet it can completely change the course of your life and personality, defining who you are. It could be good or bad. Either way, you’re never the same again.” The album opener and title track, “S.O.A.R.”, begins with a propulsive guitar groove that evolves into an unshakable chant. “This was definitely a stressful process,” admits Blake. “It can put a strain on a relationship. Joey and I had a moment where we realized the stress wasn’t worth the toll it was taking on our friendship, so we took a step back. At that moment, it was about focusing on recovery by writing music and appreciating each other’s talents. That’s the story the song tells.”
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