(PCM) Since returning from their hiatus in 2010, Yellowcard
has proved that they are back with new energy, better material than ever before and a continued passion for the music they love. The streak continues for the band with their upcoming release, Southern Air
, due out August 14, 2012
They put out a lyric video for the song “Always Summer,” but now we’re getting a bigger preview of what to expect from their eighth studio album with the premiere of their first official single off the record, “Here I Am Alive,” via MTV’s Buzzworthy.
Their last album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, released in 2011, makes my list of Top 10 Favorite Albums of All Time and after streaming “Here I Am Alive” on a near endless loop, it’s clear that the song captures that album’s ingenuity and sincerity and only continues to develop it. Seriously, if this is any indication of the rest of the album, we are all in for a huge treat mid-August.
“Here I Am Alive” sends out a great message and indication of the positive place the band has found themselves in. It was co-written with Patrick Stump and features guest vocals from We Are the In Crowd’s Tay Jardine. Check it out below:
But the good news doesn’t stop coming! Isn’t it great when you get to see a song performed live with the featured artist joining the main? Well, we may get to see WATIC’s Jardine sing the already-classic single live with Yellowcard sooner than we think considering they’ll be touring together this Fall!
Yes, Yellowcard knows how to ramp up excitement before an album release. They have released their Fall 2012 US Tour Dates, which kick off November 2nd in Las Vegas and circles the country before wrapping up in San Diego in early December. The Wonder Years and We Are the In Crowd will join them for the tour (dates below).
Judging on the past couple of tours in support of WYTTSY, we imagine we are going to be enjoying quite a few live renditions of our soon-to-be-favorite songs off Southern Air at these upcoming shows. Color us ecstatic!
Southern Air will be released via Hopeless Records on August 14, 2012 and features guest vocals from Jardine, All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth and Hey Monday’s Cassadee Pope. Just two short weeks away!
Want more Yellowcard before then? Check out our recent interview with guitarist Ryan Mendez out at Warped Tour!