San Diego quintet For the Win have seamlessly blended harmonic vocals and soaring, explosive instrumentals, in their upcoming album, Heavy Thoughts. The band’s sophomore full-length will be released on April 14th via Artery Recordings.

Featuring vocalist Kyle Christensen, guitarists Matt Jimenez and Lee Chambers, bassist Giovanni Suarez, and drummer Omar Nieto, For The Win possesses the raw energy and hooks to draw the attention of listeners of any genre. After releasing their debut album More Than You Know through Artery Recordings in 2014, the band toured the world with bands like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, I See Stars, A Skylit Drive, A Loss For Words, No Bragging Rights, Abandoned By Bears, Conveyer, Being As An Ocean, and Capsize.

Teaming up with producers Sebastian Rizo and Emmy-nominated Brian Grider, For the Win have written an emotionally raw album, complete with booming vocals and melodic, yet heavy, instrumentalism. Drawing from recent life experiences and years of touring, the band reflects upon the tumultuous nature of life and relationships of all sorts. Two years since their last release and over 200k Spotify plays later, For the Win recently released their singles “Crash and Burn” and “Dancing Shoes,” the band’s strongest and most personal songs from Heavy Thoughts.

Check out “Crash and Burn” below

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