Legendary SoCal artist (HED) PE is making the best out of the unfortunate circumstances the world is facing.
In celebration of the release of their breakthrough album Broke, the band is dropping a new rock album Class of 2020 on August 21.
Frontman Jared Gomes said Covid-19 inspired him to write the album since all of the tours were called off.
“If it was for Covid-19 I wouldn’t come home and write the record,” he said to The Roman Show. “For those who are left around we need to make the best out of this situation.”
First Blood is the first single of the album and it talks about colonialism.
“There was a part of history where there were certain countries that used force to divide the world,” he said. “It is based on that.”
Fans might think the band is talking about social unrest with the ongoing Black Live Matter movement, but Gomes said that is not the case.
TAKING IT BACK
Some topics just never get old and some of the lyrics in First Blood could reflect the ongoing movement.
One thing is certain about the new album, fans will notice (HED) PE returns to their original sounds with utilizing old-school punk-rock guitar tones and aggressive, unfiltered vocal stylings at the core of their trademark sound.
Since the 1990’s, (HED) PE have been pioneers in their respective genre and have shared the stage with legendary bands such us Linkin Park in Miami, FL.
Gomes said the band has footage of their encounter with the band and plan to release it soon.
With over 20 years of existence, Gomes shared the secret to longevity.
“Songwriting, that is going to keep us performing,” he said.
Plans were to perform the Broke album around the globe.
Fans will have to wait until the it is safe do go out and jam.