Southern California band Movements — Patrick Miranda, vocals; Ira George, guitar; Spencer York, drums; and Austin Cressey, bass — recently announced their new album, RUCKUS! produced by Will Yip, out August 18 via Fearless Records.
Heaven Sent is a dreamy track. The song finds the band stepping out and experimenting with poppier elements, all the while holding true to their signature sound and style. There’s an upbeat melody threaded throughout the song, while singer Patrick Miranda croons about a relationship that’s seemingly been sent from above. Fans, both new and old, will enjoy seeing Movements stepping and playing with their sound!
It’s been a whirlwind few years for Movements as evidenced by the fact that band’s 2020 album No Good Left to Give debuted at #3 on the Alternative chart and their streams have doubled since then with 200 million total streams in the U.S. alone. However, despite their success, the Southern Californian act have constantly reinvented themselves since forming in 2015 and the band’s third full-length RUCKUS! sees the post-hardcore quartet taking their sound to expansive and sometimes unexpected places. Produced by longtime collaborator Will Yip (Circa Survive, Code Orange), the album fuses post-hardcore and punk influences with a healthy dose of pop songcraft to create an album that defies scene conventions in favour of something wholly unique. In order to accomplish this, the band made three extended trips to Yip‘s Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, to write and record the collection of songs that would end up as RUCKUS!.
“I truly don’t believe that it could have been a more streamlined process and I don’t think we’ve ever written music that’s as good as what we put together for this record,”Miranda explains. RUCKUS! sees the band integrating decidedly different influences such as Gorillaz and Strokes into their sound to challenge people’s preconceptions.
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