Forever The Sickest Kids have unveiled the cover art and track list for their forthcoming album J.A.C.K, set to release on June 24, 2013. To give fans a taste of the new album, the band has released a preview of their new track ‘Chin Up Kid.’
Forever The Sickest Kids – ‘Chin Up Kid’ Preview: http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ll6TPPFMM5Q
With album title J.A.C.K representing each band member’s first initials (Jonathan Cook, Austin Bello, Caleb Turman and Kyle Burns), the album title additionally reflects the band’s ability to pull together as a unit, and turn challenges into positive experiences to fuel their music. “We wanted to make a more rock record than ever before, but still have those pop elements that make us Forever The Sickest Kids,” notes singer Jonathan Cook. “We sat down and mapped out a plan for the album, which we’d never done before. We had to figure out how we were going write these songs as the four of us. It’s interesting how tight us four are now. Not just musically but also emotionally and spiritually. We’re one unit. Four strong songwriters still remain in the band and I think that shows in the music.”
J.A.C.K Track Listing: 1. Chin Up Kid 2. Keep Calm and Don’t Let Me Go 3. Nice To Meet You 4. Nikki 5. Ritalin (Born in America) 6. Kick It! 7. Playing With Fire 8. Count On Me (For Nothing) 9. La La Lainey 10. My Friends Save Me 11. Cross My Heart
Brand new merch is currently available from http://fearlessrecords.firebrandstore.com/forever-the-sickest-sunglass-t-shirt-white
The summer of 2013 will mark the band’s fourth run on the Vans Warped Tour, following their recent opportunity to partner with NFL to perform at the NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day NFL Experience in New Orleans during the week of Super Bowl XLVII. The band was also enlisted to pen the theme song for the NFL’s animated series NFL Rush Zone: Season Of The Guardians, which airs on Nicktoons. Check out the band’s video for the theme song.
FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS – Comprised of Jonathan Cook (Vocals), Kyle Burns (Drums), Austin Bello (Bass/Vocals), and Caleb Turman (Guitar/Vocals), the Dallas, TX pop rock quartet have been garnering fans globally since 2007, and have come a long way since they released their boisterous debut Underdog Alma Mater (Universal Motown, 2008), which was succeeded by sophomore self-titles album, Forever The Sickest Kids (Universal Motown, 2011). Signing to Fearless Records in 2012, the band decamped to Los Angeles and spent three months with producer Mike Green (Paramore, All TIme Low, New Found Glory), working together as a cohesive unit to write the tracks that would become J.A.C.K. The power-pop ensemble have toured alongside such acts as Third Eye Blind, Simple Plan, All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Breathe Carolina, and more. The band has also been featured on multiple installations of the Punk Goes.. series as well as collaborated with teen sensation Selena Gomez. Having a strong partnership with NFL, press support from MTV, Seventeen, J-14, and Alternative Press among others, the new streamlined foursome are set to showcase an album that would reflect where they are now as musicians and people, and release their brand of irresistible pop rock to the masses.