American rock band Framing Hanley will release their third album, The Sum Of Who We Are, on April 29th through Imagen Records.
The mainstream rock radio market was first introduced to Framing Hanley when their 2008 sophomoric, sex-infused single Lollipop hit the airwaves.
The Sum Of Who We Are shows the band has grown up quite a bit since.
This newest release is intended to represent some of the struggles they’ve experienced over the last few years, with a hint of hope. “There was definitely a dark period during the 2 years we spent recording this,” says vocalist Kenneth Nixon. “That’s not to say this album is some dark and brooding album. There are definitely some light-hearted tunes on here as well; some that are fun. This album is the past 2 years of our lives and is every part of our beings…that’s what the title means. This album really is the sum of who we are. The thing that I love most is, I think when the listener puts on those headphones, or puts the CD in the car, he or she is gonna listen and come to find out, hey, me and this guy have got some things in common!”
A broader audience may appreciate this more grown-up version of Framing Hanley. Check out the tracks Criminal, Unbreakable and Castaway. Criminal’s tight, quick guitar playing offers an intense listening experience; lyrics are angst-filled. Unbreakable, one of the ballads on the album, has a distinct, interesting emo/indie rock sound. Castaway’s pop rock ballad sound is different from anything else on the album, but it still feels “at home” on the record.
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