The Awakening is now available on CD, digital, and vinyl LP.
Long known for carrying the hard rock torch with a positive message, P.O.D. are excited to share The Awakening with fans around the world. The album travels on a journey based on the good and bad choices of a central character, exploring the consequences of his decisions.
The Awakening is meant to be listened to in its entirety, says P.O.D. singer and lyricist Sonny Sandoval. Every song ultimately explores a character dealing with life, making mistakes, fighting, trying. But we also live in a singles-type world, and it works on that level, too.
Sonically, each track benefitted from the band s years of studio and stage experience. I used to want to put as many tracks of guitar on the record as I could, because I thought that s what you did, says guitarist Marcos Curiel. But as I ve gotten older, I ve realized that the more space you re letting in with all the instruments, everything breathes and has an energy and a vibe.
The Awakening is definitely an evolution from where we ve come from, says bassist Traa Daniels. 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.
I feel this is like a pivotal moment for P.O.D., says drummer Wuv Bernardo. It s more than just Man, we just went in the studio and did a record The urgency of our band, as far as how serious we are putting this kind of material in there and the way that we did it, blows my mind. I am proud of these guys, of us.
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