Armed with a brand new record, We the Kings are ready to hit the Vans Warped Tour this summer. On Wednesday (June 20), the Florida-founded band announced the forthcoming release of their sixth studio album. Titled SIX, the new album is due out July 6 through the band’s longtime home of S-Curve Records/BMG.
The record comes a year or so after the band launched a PledgeMuisc campaign to assist with the creation of the new album. Late last year, the group’s monetary goal was reached and they began to work on their new set of tunes. In honor or all those fans, the cover art features the faces of all those contributors.
In conjunction with the new album announcement, the five-piece also released the album’s lead single, “On My Love.”
In an interview with Billboard, frontman Travis Clark reveals that the title is based on an expression used by his wife’s family.
“I learned the expression ‘On My Love’ from my wife’s family,” he begins.
“They use it all the time to prove that they are being honest and telling the truth. This song is about swearing on my love that no matter where life takes us, we will always be there for each other. ‘Even if the worst takes us through hell, I’ll be here for you.'”
Listen to “On My Love” above.
Pre-orders for SIX are available on the band’s website. The upcoming record is the follow-up to the group’s 2015 release, Strange Love.
In support of the early July release, the band will embark on the final Vans Warped Tour. For now, the complete track listing for SIX can be found below.
1. “On My Love”
2. “The Ocean and the Sun”
3. “Even If It Kills Me”
4. “Mama Knows Best”
7. “I Won’t Settle”
8. “Festival Music”
9. “Planes, Trains, and Cars”
11. “What I Wouldn’t Give”