Two-time Grammy-nominated act HIGHLY SUSPECT will release its sophomore album, “The Boy Who Died Wolf”, on November 18 via 300 Entertainment. The first single from the LP, “My Name is Human”, can be streamed below. Album pre-orders for “The Boy Who Died Wolf” are also available on iTunes in North America beginning today.
In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, HIGHLY SUSPECT frontman Johnny Stevens said: “I was the boy, and was a wolf,” referencing a hard upbringing in Cape Cod and the last eight years as a band desperate for a break in Brooklyn. “Everything was a fight and a struggle. I killed that part of me, and now the man is left.”
“The Boy Who Died Wolf” was recorded in Bogota, Colombia and Brooklyn, New York with Joel Hamilton (THE BLACK KEYS, TOM WAITS, ELVIS COSTELLO), who also worked with the band on their 2015 debut breakthrough record, “Mister Asylum”, which was nominated for “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Song” (for the single “Lydia”) at the Grammy Awards.
The 300 Entertainment recording act is one of the music industry’s most exciting artist development stories. “Mister Asylum” was released in July 2015 to critical praise. The album’s first single, “Lydia”, continues to be a staple at Rock and Alternative Radio, and has also garnered millions of streams for the groundbreaking video which premiered on MTV. HIGHLY SUSPECT also made their network television debut on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last September, and performed on “Conan” this past January.
Since the release of “Mister Asylum”, the band has been on the road tirelessly as a headliner and also opening for acts like CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN and THE STRUTS while playing various festivals around the globe, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, the Ride festival as well as Reading and Leeds in the U.K. They are about to embark on a headlining tour this week which also includes festival stops at Riot Fest and Life Is Beautiful, alongside sold-out shows in major markets like Los Angeles.
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