May 11 — Hard rock band Saul has a new album on the way this summer.
The band is scheduled to release its new album, This Is It…The End of Everything July 28 through Spinefarm Records. The record will come more than two years after the release of the band’s then latest album, Rise as Equals, which was also released through Spinefarm Records.
Front man Blake Bedsaul talked about the meaning behind the album’s title during a recent interview, explaining the title is a reference to the current state of the world.
“As a whole, we’re losing focus,” Bedsaul said. “I feel like the only one to look up and notice. Am I losing my mind or losing touch with the times? It’s a game we can’t win when the rules always change. Marching toward the end of days. This is it… the end of everything.”
Bedsaul added, “As a society, we’re so glued to our phones and social media. “When we finally got out of quarantine, we personally needed to take a mental break from it. If you think about it, we don’t even have to talk anymore, since communication happens online. So, step back from social media, get out there, shake hands, and live a little bit. You don’t have to exist through your phone. Capture the moment in your head and tell the story out loud to someone.”
According to Bedsaul, the record’s overarching theme also plays into the lyrical theme of the album’s lead single, ‘A Million Miles.’
“The distance between us is no longer measured in inches, feet, or miles,” he said. “It’s the void in time between looking up from our screens and locked in a dream. A minimal space we keep for reality. Just a moment to see the difference of where we are, and where we want to be. We can sit across from someone within reach, and be a million miles away transported through our screens.”
Saul premiered its new single and the song’s video Thursday. The video illustrates Bedsaul’s discussion on the song’s theme by showing a couple that has been emotionally disconnected because its own digital connection has been severed. It is a sharp commentary that while anything but new to the music world, still hits home in this case.
The musical arrangement that accompanies the song’s lyrical theme is a rich melodic hard rock composition. The band fools audiences early in the song with its opening bars. The opening bars hint at a semi-nu metal sound and style before the band launches into its more pure melodic hard rock sound and style. The whole is a presentation that will keep listeners engaged and entertained.
The track listing for Saul’s new album is noted below:
THIS IS IT… THE END OF EVERYTHING TRACK LISTING:
“TOOTH AND NAIL”
“THE LAST PARADE”
“A MILLION MILES”
“THE NEW LOW”
“MORE OF THE SAME”
“BEHIND THESE EYES”
“CASTLES IN THE SKY”
“JACK & JILL”
“BETTER AS A MEMORY”
In other news, Saul will serve as support for Memphis May Fire’s 2-week summer North American tour in July alongside Secret and Norma Jean. The bands’ tour schedule is noted below:
SAUL ON TOUR:
WITH MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, NORMA JEAN, + SECRETS:
7/1 — Thompson, CT — Capulet Fest
7/2 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
7/3 — Elmira, NY — The L
7/5 — Columbus, OH — The King of Clubs
7/7 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm
7/8 — Orlando, FL — The Beacham Theater
7/9 — Gainesville, FL — High Dive
7/11 — Mobile, AL — Soul Kitchen Music Hall
7/12 — Memphis, TN — Growlers
7/14 — Cadott, WI — Rock Fest*
More information on Saul’s new album, single, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: