PREMIERE: Reckless Serenade deliver pop-rock gold with “Poltergeist”

Reckless Serenade Poltergeist

We may still be a few weeks away from the official start of summer, but the rising temperatures have us believing the hottest season of the year is already well underway. Lemonade and sunscreen will definitely help you make the most of your time in the sun, but if you want this summer to be one you will always remember then you need the perfect soundtrack. Lucky for you, rising pop-rock heartthrobs Reckless Serenade have a new song ahead of their upcoming EP, and we are beyond thrilled to be hosting its world premiere.

With a title like “Poltergeist,” the new single from Reckless Serenade may remind you of the hit Tobe Hooper film of the same name from the 1980s (or the god-awful reboot from summer 2015), but the song is actually based on the anxiety member Cory Brent has battled for years. As he explains:

“As much as I wish I could tell you that ‘Poltergeist’ was inspired by our experiences playing ‘Luigi’s Mansion’ this tour, I’m sad to say it’s not. This song gives a face to something that has plagued me, and many other people, for a long time: anxiety. It mostly details how anxiety has affected my life over the last two years, but I like to think it’s general enough that anyone can resonate with the message. This song is a challenge, to myself and others, not to let anxiety control your life, but to use it to fuel change.”

Listening to “Poltergeist” brings to mind every summer we’ve spent at Warped Tour, but unlike those scorching days spent under the sun, when the track ends you’re (most likely) not covered in the sweat of a dozen strangers. Instead, you feel empowered to take control of your own life and find your own peace in this crazy world we call home. You can stream the song for yourself, below:

Reckless Serenade’s new EP, Strange Soul, will be released on June 17. After you stream the song above, comment and let us know your thoughts on the band’s latest material.