Multi-platinum rock band 3 Doors Down is set to release its long-awaited new album "Time of My Life" on July 19, 2011 on Universal Republic, the band tells Billboard.com. The group's fifth studio album will be their first offering since their chart-topping 2008 eponymous release.
"This record shows some growth on our part," says vocalist Brad Arnold. "We've had success in the past and we're very thankful for that, but there's always room to … take it up to another level. And I feel like we did that."
The Mississippi quintet, best known for modern-rock hits such as "Kryptonite," "Be Like That" and "Here Without You," is already climbing the chart with the album's first single, "When You're Young," which clocks in at No. 25 on the Rock Songs chart this week. But Arnold says that fans should not judge the entire album - which they put together with producer Howard Benson (Daughtry, Flyleaf, Three Days Grace) -- based on that mid-tempo track.
Video: 3 Doors Down "When You're Young"
"That's one of the slower songs on the album. There's a lot of rockers on there too," he says. "It's really diverse. We arranged (the album) to where it kind of takes you on a ride. I'm just looking forward to people listening to the record as a body of work rather than just tracks."
3 Doors Down will touring Europe in May before heading back to the U.S. for a summer trek.
"There's a lot of songs that people can immediately identify with," he says. "We just really wanted to do our best on this record, and looking back on the whole experience, I can really say that we did."