It was a wise decision for Portland, Maine based emo-rockers Acadia to name themselves after the national park that lives in the heart of the state. Both band and park are known for creating roaring and spacious landscapes that one could easily imagine losing themselves in. Sonically, Acadia are known to be lush and dynamic– creating a soundscape that brings listeners through that drags listeners through just as many lows as it does the soaring highs of the human condition.
Today, I’m excited to share an early stream of their brand new All Heart EP that’s due out tomorrow on Innerstrength Records. The record is packed full of tumultuous and brooding emo-tinged pop-punk that feels both welcoming and inescapable. The first notes of album opener “Raymond Arthur” lure you in with familiarity– borrowing from “When The Saints Come Marching In” and a sparse and impactful drum-core style percussive backbone. From that point on, it’s all systems go for Acadia as they dive into this hard-hitting and emotionally soaked record at full bore.
When asked about the release, vocalist Jameson Turner said: ““All Heart” is something that focuses on the full stages of life for two people; how hard life can, as well as the work it takes to make every aspect of two people’s lives work together. I always joke with the rest of the band that Sam from Lord of The Rings says it best, so why try and fix it…“How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad has happened. But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something.” “All Heart” is the EP that we, as a band wanted to hear. We focused on passion and the reality of what love and living life is. We hope you enjoy it too.”
You can stream All Heart in full below.