Norma Jean have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length album, Polar Similar, over at New Noise Magazine. The new track is titled “Forever Hurtling Towards Andromeda” and features guest vocals from Coalesce‘s Scott Ingram. Vocalist Corey Brandon said of the song:
“This song deals with music being a cathartic medicine for us. Growing up in poor neighborhoods, some rough situations, and just seeing life through that glass. Music is what we turned to. There was nothing that could ever sway us from it. As musicians, it was never about “making it” to us. We are always where we want to be.
Because the song is about our love of music and what it’s gotten us through, we wanted to bring in one of our favorite musicians to write something for it. Sean is a good friend and easily one of our favorite lyricists / vocalists in the world. Sean lives in Kansas where our producer Josh is from so it worked out perfectly getting him on the track. We had been talking for years and years about collaborating, this song came out and felt like a perfect fit. It seems to conjure a little bit of the Coalesce spirit as well.”
Guitarist Jeff Hickey adds:
“This was one of the earlier songs in the writing process. I think it carries a bit of a change in pace/mood from a lot of the record and it was an honor having Sean Ingram (Coalesce) lend his vocal talents to it. It’s basically about persevering and doing what you love despite whatever obstacles, whether people or situations, stand in your way. ‘What has to, does.’”
Check out the track now.
Polar Similar will be released on September 9 via Solid State Records.