Exclusive: Four Year Strong Debut “Falling on You,” Announce Album Release

Four Year Strong have just announced that they have pushed the release date for their new album, In Some Way, Shape or Form (Decaydance/Motown), back to November 8. The good news is that you can hear their new song, “Falling on You,” right here. Vocalist guitarist Alan Day fills us in on the song below the song. Let us know what you think of it in the comments.

The band also made this statement: “We’ve been playing one of our new songs, ‘Falling on You,’ live this past spring on the Rise Against tour.  We hit some snags in production deadlines and the label told us we have to push back release date to get this bad boy on the album. Since it’s finished, we wanted to get it to you right away. Oh and the photo of us [in the video] was taken at our good friend Mikey’s bar from I Am the Avalanche when we were hanging out a few weeks back downing Shirley Temples (can’t wait to get their album)!

“Because of the snag in the production deadlines, In Some Way, Shape, or Form will now be out November 8. Good news, though, With the new date we can get vinyl out for release date which was important to us. We’ll also be able to get a limited edition tour 7-inch with us on the upcoming tour this fall. For everybody who have been asking about preorders, we’ll get them out quickly and we’re stoked to get out on tour and play all these new songs for you live!”

REVOLVER What’s this song about?
ALAN DAY “Falling on You” is about taking matters into your own hands and living your life the way you want to. It’s about taking everyone else’s doubt and turning into into motivation and making it so that in the end, you’re truly happy with the decisions you’ve made and the person you’ve become.

Which part of it did you come up with first?
The first part of “Falling on You” that was written was the first verse of the song “I never did things by the book, if you don’t trust me then you’ll just have to take a look.” We’ve always kind of steered clear of easy, perfect end-rhymes like that, but in this specific case, it just made so much sense to just get right to the point and have it be the first thing you hear on the song. The inspiration for the song came a lot from what we go through as a band, and as people. We’ve always done things our way, whether people thought it was the right thing to do or not. And this chapter of our lives is no different.

Was this an easy song to write?
This song wasn’t necessarily easy to write, but it wasn’t hard either. On top of what we wanted to say, lyrically, we wanted to write music that fit the song, and also what would be awesome to play live. We pretty much do that with every song, but this one was especially fun. Recording is always more of a challenge because you have to match the intensity that it has when were just playing it live. Capturing the energy is hard to do, but in this case, we made it work for sure.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
The feedback for this song has always been really good. We played it live every day on a tour with Rise Against and Bad Religion. We actually debuted it on the hometown date of the tour, and kids went crazy! It’s always important to us that our hometown fans approve of what were doing, and they loved the song. I’m sure that the rest of our fans will love it too. It’s Four Year Strong in its truest form.

 

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  • Robin

    this album isn’t impressing me yet :/ it sounds like it’s trying very hard to fit into a specific mold. 

    • Brostradamus

      Pretty broad statement

      • http://twitter.com/keithcollins3 William Collins III

        not really…pretty specific. they seem to be trying to click more with a “nickleback rock” crowd. like general rock.

      • Andrewathen

        Yep they already said in an interview that they wanted to appeal to an older crowd and get away from the “hardcore” “pop punk” and all those types of fans and reach out to a more crowd that is all about the “general rock.” Not sure if I like this new sideof them at all. I am a fan and understand the whole evolution thing but when specifically write music that they know will appeal to a different crowd, whether you are evolving or not, you know a lot of old true fans will not like it. Fuck this cd so far

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattcoulter1 Matt Coulter

    I don’t understand the hate behind all of this new stuff.  It’s fantastic.  If you can’t understand the concept of an evolution of a band, you shouldn’t really be listening to music in the first place.  Respect these guys til the day I die.  Fantastic musicians.  Can’t wait and I’m incredibly pumped to find that it’ll be on vinyl.  Would kill to play with these guys or just be in their presence. Awesome band.

  • Brostradamus

    Digging it for sure.

  • R3ality2579

    meh

  • Jasonsperatos

    If I were a rebellious 14 year old girl or cutter kid, I may like this.

    • dudeguy

      don’t be a douche, this is a great song, you are just too stuck on whatever form of shitty classic rock you listen to to appreciate it

      • Kittensrockstar

        classic rock made the rock of today don’t forget that bro.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Mayorga/100000166950887 David Mayorga

    This Song Is Amazing. Well Done Guys.

  • Jbrown8890

    They shouldn’t have kicked the keyboardist. Now they’re just becoming generic rock. Lame.

    • Allwewant

      they didn’t KICK him, idiot…

    • Henrymatthews

      He left genius.

  • Nicknachos420

    Their music is more mature now. Love it, doing great guys. FYS for life

  • http://restrainmybrain.wordpress.com/ Restrain My Brain

    I think it’s pretty good! Well done guys!

  • Thekillers27

    god dammit guys…. DONT GO RADIO.  YOU WILL LOSE ME AS YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN.  your my fav band, but PLEASE just stick to your music :P

  • Jimmy

    Bring back Rise or Die Trying!

  • Thironhide

    you’ll always be one of my all time favorite bands. keep kicking ass.

  • Thironhide

    you’ll always be one of my all time favorite bands. keep kicking ass.