PREMIERE: At the cross-section of Citizen and Saosin is Rome Hero Foxes’ new album ‘For When You’re Falling Backwards’

Rome Hero Foxes
photo: Lindsey Hawkens

This year, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Saosin’s self-titled full-length—quite possibly the perfect representation of poppy-yet-progressive post-hardcore. We’re a decade removed from Saosin, but there’s no question that band still serves as a strong influence with plenty of musicians, Rome Hero Foxes included. But this Houston quartet isn’t just a cut-n-paste pop-screamo band; the sound of their new album, For When You’re Falling Backwards, actually is a nice middle ground between older bands like Saosin and Circa Survive and the younger movement of heavy indie rock groups like Citizen and Turnover. Their blending of styles is clearly a big reason A Lot Like Birds vocalist Kurt Travis signed Rome Hero Foxes to his label, Esque Records. RHF vocalist CJ Burton comments:

“This record explores every emotion and characteristic of what it’s like to be lost in yourself or in a relationship that you know you shouldn’t be a part of. As a songwriter who relies on music to get through hard times, I wanted to produce a record that documents my experiences with this theme and have it be a crutch for someone who is undergoing similar issues and hurdles in life with themselves or someone else.”

Rome Hero Foxes’ For When You’re Falling Backwards will be released January 24 via Esque Records and can be pre-ordered here.