New Orleans rock outfit Blonde Roses almost called it quits a year ago, but after regrouping and remembering why they love making music in the first place, the band is back with a brand new EP and a renewed energy.

Today, we’re excited to bring you the exclusive stream of the band’s EP, Hell Or High Water, which will be available everywhere on April 28. The release speaks to the strength it takes to move forward in life when there doesn’t seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Blonde Roses’ blend of Southern blues and alternative rock makes for a unique listening experience on Hell Or High Water. Combine that with the powerful, raw lyrics and it’s a recipe for a successful release.

Check out what the band had to say about the EP and stream it below!

Though we’ve been a band for nearly 10 years, this album truly feels like Chapter 1, almost like a rebirth. We went through a lot of drastic changes about a year ago, and for a split second, it felt easier just to give up. We had to remind ourselves why we continue to do this in the first place. 
After deciding to hit the restart button and call ourselves Blonde Roses, we felt this spark ignite that we hadn’t felt in years. We were writing more than we ever have and it felt raw, honest and natural. We were coming into our own as a group and as musicians. 
The first song we wrote after our name change was called “Hell or High Water.” Those four words sum up everything – where we’ve been and where we want to go. This journey hasn’t always been easy, but we’re still here pursuing this beautiful, crazy dream because music breathes fire into our souls. It’s our heartbeat. We want this record to stand as a reminder to never let anyone or anything keep you from pursuing your passions. Do it without hesitation. Do it with love. Do it with meaning. When you feel like you’re drowning, find the strength to swim to the top. When you feel like everything is burning around you, let that fire ignite you to push forward. Because through hell or high water, we made it out the other end. We found our light in the darkness, and we feel stronger than ever. This record stands for self-love, strength and resilience.