Chicago pop-punk trio 7 Minutes In Heaven is a self-made band. There’s no record label paying for their Facebook likes or buying them onto tours, nor is there a team of secret songwriters trying to sculpt the next Radio Disney crossover track for them. 7MIH might play a strain of pop-punk that is geared toward hitting maximum amounts of ears through massive sing-along choruses and ultra-slick pop-rock production, but it doesn’t mean the songs on their new EP, Side Effects, aren’t real. Vocalist/guitarist Timmy Rasmussen explains the story behind Side Effects:

“This record means everything to us. We made ourselves transparent, we made ourselves vulnerable. We wanted to shine light on the effects of fighting against a world that we’re forced to grow up in. We want to spread a message of hope, there is not just one right way to seek happiness. Read between the lines. Every experience is a lesson and when you get knocked down, get back up and keep swinging because no one is holding you back from who you want to be but you.”

7 Minutes In Heaven’s Side Effects EP will be released December 11 and can be pre-ordered here.

https://soundcloud.com/7mihband/sets/side-effects-ep/s-cN0Rv

7 Minutes In Heaven will celebrate the release of Side Effects at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago on December 13 (details). The band will announce tour plans for early 2016 very soon.