Aerolyn‘s debut full-length album, Revive, drops on December 18, and we’ve got an exclusive stream/download of their first single, “Killer.”
Here’s what the band has to say about the track:
Our first single from the release is called “Killer” and it’s the fastest tempo song we’ve written. We were pretty intentional about writing something that drives with a high energy and we believe it delivers exactly what we intended. The lyrics are no different from the music, having a powerful and intense quality. In the studio, honestly, it was the easiest and fastest song [Dallas] tracked on vocals, cause there was so much passion about what was being sung, it was easy to create the energy and get into the song. We, as people, find ourselves getting wrapped up in certain lifestyles and addictions we know are not good for us. That’s what ‘Killer’ is all about and one of my favorite lyrics is “numb our hearts so we can get our fill”. It’s the concept of ignoring our mental, emotional, spiritual, and even physical health just so we can get our fill of worthless moments of happiness. We basically kill ourselves feeding ourselves lies.
Hailing from Dallas, Texas the five piece ensemble that makes up the band Aerolyn are as real as they get. Considering themselves a mix between post-hardcore and rock, the band has been out to make their mark on the scene by doing what they are passionate about; playing music. Most of the band grew up playing in local bands prior to becoming apart of Aerolyn and have known that music is what they wanted to make a career of for some time.
The bands name Aerolyn is both a male or female name with the meanings “with hope” and “with music.” Found in a baby book by guitarist Chris, the name’s meanings were an obvious immediate fit. As a band, Aerolyn gathers influences from a variety of bands such as As Cities Burn, Paramore, Underoath, Anberlin, and more, but focuses on writing music that sounds natural to them.
In 2012, the band released their first six track EP, Resilience produced by Paul Leavitt (Versa Emerge, Circa Survive, All Time Low). Absolute Punk reviewed the EP saying “Resilience is certainly not your average debut…Aerolyn might just be onto something.” Nearing the end of 2013, Aerolyn is set to release their first full length album Revive on December 18, 2013. The album features songs including industry vet appearances by Jonny Craig formerly of Dance Gavin Dance and Emarosa and Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens. Look out for Aerolyn as they plan to begin touring in the near future.