Taking Back Sunday is currently in the middle of co-headlining Taste of Chaos with Dashboard Confessional, so what other time would be the best to confirm a new album? On Monday (June 27), the Long Island-based band announced the release of their seventh studio album. The new record will be titled Tidal Wave, which is also the record’s lead single, and will be released on Sept. 16 through Hopeless Records.
The new album news was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly who sat down with frontman Adam Lazzara to speak about the new album. “We started writing in between tours on the [2014 album] Happiness Is cycle,” Lazzara tells the publication. The reveal was true. The first time the band played “Tidal Wave” live during their 2015 holiday show, it was recorded and uploaded onto the internet. Soon after, there was mounting speculation on whether it was a one-off song or if it would be part of a new album. As we know now, it’s not only part of the new album, but also the name of the impending record.
But, if deep down inside you were hoping for the record to sound like their earlier works alla Tell All Your Friends (2002) and Where You Want to Be (2004), then this might not be the TBS album for you. “Tidal Wave is a bit of a departure, but I don’t think its coming out of left field,” Lazzara says. “We realize anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday.”
As with any new record, Lazzara discloses that there are definitely plans to hit the road in support of the new album. “Our idea is to go to the smallest clubs we can go to. We’d like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club?”
Tidal Wave is the follow-up to 2014’s Happiness Is.