FOREVER CAME CALLING released their new EP “Retro Future” earlier in the year via Penultimate Records in Australia and self released in the US which charted with Billboard – as an independent DIY artist this is a great accomplishment. Having successfully released the EP the guys are now looking to take it on the road bringing longtime friends Handguns along for the ride.
“Retro Future” is the bands first release in over 4 years, following an extended break after frontman Joseph Candelaria’s mother experienced a traumatic brain injury. Demonstrating a newfound maturity while not straying from the signature sound the band has developed since their formation, the EP builds on what was started from 2014’s highly acclaimed “What Matters Most”.
“Family’s super important to me and everyone in the band, so everyone understood,” says vocalist, Joe Candelaria on the bands break. “It all kind of culminated at once and it was like we just needed to step away for a second to come back and remember how much we love playing in this band,” Joe says.
Mid 2017, Forever Came Calling entered the studio to record the follow up to “What Matters Most” – their 2014 full length which debuted at #6 on the Billboard US Heatseekers Chart and saw the band tour the UK with notable inclusions on Warped Tour UK and Self Help Festivals.
The EP was recorded at King Sound Studio by Rick King and Nick Thompson (Hit The Lights) and is available everywhere now.
Retro Future is “kind of about is letting go of what you thought was going to happen so that something better can take its place,” Joe tells us, “its about looking back on the past and how they thought the future was going to be and now you’re in the future and it’s not like that.” While the new EP is about the future and moving forward, Joe explains how he is “still kind of getting through it” when it comes to his mother’s health concerns and his own personal struggles during the band’s time away from the spotlight.