P.O.D., still going strong in their 23rd year as a band, are back with a new single from their upcoming tenth album The Awakening. For this album, the group reunited with Howard Benson, the producer who helmed their 1999 breakthrough The Fundamental Elements of Southtown.
“Howard said, ‘Let’s do it for the fans who have been there for 23 years, who are growing with you and love your band and get you and your bigger-picture ideas, but let’s also make it accessible for other listeners and fans,'” recalls lead singer Sonny Sandoval.
The group, currently on tour in the U.K. and getting ready to kick off a series of U.S. dates, are excited about the possibilities of the new record; as bassist Traa Daniels puts it, The Awakening is “definitely an evolution from where we’ve come from. It’s this amazing piece of art that we’ve been able to put together as four guys who are like brothers — this is really special.”
The Awakening will be released Aug. 21. Album preorders will go live tomorrow (June 9) on iTunes and Amazon. Listen to “This Goes Out To You” exclusively below: