After teasing something new for the past few days, Michigan’s own, POP EVIL, debuted their third single of the year, Breathe Again, and revealed the title of their sixth album, Versatile, due out in 2021. After surprising their fanbase with the most significant stylistic shift in sound to date with Work, POP EVIL have championed that success into the explosive catharsis found on their new single. More dialled in than ever, Leigh Kakaty flexes his song writing growth and vocal capabilities across one of the band’s most uplifting and soaring choruses to date. Channelling the groove of their latest Top 10 single Work and the chugging riffs of its companion track Let The Chaos Reign, Breathe Again marks one of POP EVIL’s most diverse and captivating releases to date. The band continues to bridge their heaviness with cinematic melody, indicating what’s to come on their forthcoming album due out next year via Entertainment One (eOne).
As Breathe Again, Let The Chaos Reign, and Work might suggest, the contrast and fearless genre-defying cross-cultural pollination have never been more pronounced than on album number six. The preproduction process yielded close to 30 songs, whittled down to the most potent 12 representing everything about POP EVIL. This new effort will be the highly anticipated follow up to their self-titled album that came out two years ago to high critical praise. Collectively, the band’s previous five albums account for over 600 million worldwide streams.