For the first time in five long years, Hot Water Music has a new album on the way. To celebrate, they released their first single of 2021, “Killing Time,” today. Feel The Void is set to release March 18 via Equal Vision Records and is available for pre-order.
“‘Killing Time’ is about venting,” Chuck Ragan said. “Specifically, venting through music. The title came about during the early days of the pandemic when most of us were literally at home killing time. The first line (‘My skin is crawling, from deafening echoes’ is a direct response to the endless daily bombardment of negative information we find ourselves in the midst of.”
The forthcoming record follows the band’s 2017 Light It Up. It will be their twelfth studio record, and the second-longest wait for a new HWM album, as their 2012 Exister came eight years after their 2004 The New What Next.
“This is so much more than just a band,” Ragan said. “A lot of people understood a long time ago that we, the band, used Hot Water Music as a vehicle for our own therapy, to help get over these barriers and be able to continue when we’re feeling at our lowest, or feeling like the rest of the world is against us. … It literally started with four of us, and over the years it became so much more than just a band – and I’m just so incredibly honored to be a piece of this puzzle.”