Bad Religion releases new single “True North”
Bad Religion released the title song off their upcoming new album True North. The new single utilizes a wall of bristling guitars and charging punk rock beats to explore issues of alienation and loss informed by vocalist and co-songwriter Greg Graffin’s recent life experiences. The new album arrives January 21st via Epitaph Records.
The song is written from the perspective of a kid who is running away. He says ‘I’m out of here, I’m off to find true north. It’s about recognizing that you don’t fit in and trying to find a truth and purpose. Those are all classic punk themes. We still remember exactly what it feels like to be a disaffected kid in this world. And I think we were able to convey that particularly well on this album.
Produced by the band and Joe Barresi, True North celebrates the power of cogent punk in the face of personal pain and adversity. On the new album, the storied band deliberately revisits and refines the powerful and melodic Southern California sound they helped to define.
Brett Gurewitz had the following to say:
We went back to our original mission statement of short concise bursts of melody and message. The intent was to record stripped down punk songs without sacrificing any conceptual density.
Bad Religion European Tourdates
more to be announced
27 Apr – Stuttgart (DE) – Pirate Satellite Festival
28 Apr – Meerhout (BE) – Groezrock Festival
06 Jun – Hamburg (DE) – Docks
08 Jun – Nuremberg (DE) – Rock Im Park
09 Jun – Nurburg (DE) – Rock am Ring
11 Jun – Dortmund (DE) – FZW
12 Jun – Berlin (DE) – Huxleys Neue Welt
22 Jun – Clisson (FR) – Hellfest
25 Jul – Stockholm (SE) – Tivoli
09 Aug – Eschwege (DE) – Open Flair Festival
10 Aug – Rothenburg (DE) – Taubertal Festival