Dating back to their debut extended play in 2002, a certain duality has always existed in Senses Fail’s music. For perhaps the first decade of their career, that duality was mainly applied to how the band balanced its pop-punk and hardcore roots across thirteen or so tracks on an album, as frontman Buddy Nielsen’s lyrics trended more on the nihilistic side of things. But their fifth album, 2013’s Renacer, felt like a spiritual awakening for Nielsen, as that duality started to transition over to his lyricism. 2015’s Pull The Thorns From Your Heart followed that same path as Nielsen championed living and thinking positivitely over the negative.
Which brings us to Senses Fail’s seventh full-length album, If There Is Light, It Will Find You. It is the culmination of numerous line-up switches and life-changing experiences, as it is the first record to be solely written by Nielsen. Many of the band’s peers have risen and fallen (or never risen at all) over the nearly two decades of Senses Fail career, yet the band continues to not only survive but thrive, releasing their best album yet.
Buddy Nielsen sat down with Substream Magazine to talk about the new Senses Fail album:
Nielsen goes on to explain, “I wanted to write a career-defining record for the band, using my songwriting.” As someone who has been following Senses Fail for a long time, this was news to me. I was unaware that Nielsen was primarily just the lyricist for the band, up until the past few records. For 2013’s Renacer, he wrote one song completely on his own, and for 2015’s Pull the Thorns From Your Heart, he wrote six songs completely. For their upcoming album, If There is a Light, It Will Find You, Nielsen wrote all of them.
Senses Fail have announced new tour dates.
Senses Fail have released their new song “Double Cross.”
Dan Trapp will be playing drums on the upcoming Senses Fail album.
Senses Fail are recording their new album with Beau Burchell of Saosin.
Buddy Nielsen confirmed that the new Senses Fail record will be released in early 2018:
Nielsen said the disc, which should be released in early 2018, will “sound like if there was a record between ‘Let It Enfold You’ and ‘Still Searching.’
Senses Fail’s new EP can be streamed below.
Senses Fail have released their new song “In Your Absence.”
Senses Fail have released a new video for “Jets to Peru” and posted up pre-orders for their new acoustic album.
Senses Fail have shared their new song, “Lost and Found,” from their upcoming acoustic EP.
Senses Fail will release a new acoustic EP, In Your Absence, on March 3rd, pre-orders will be available soon.
Senses Fail have announced some tour dates for early next year. You can find those below.
Senses Fail’s Facebook page has posted up a little preview of the new project Buddy and members of Finch are working on called Speak The Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes.
Sum 41 will be touring this fall with Senses Fail and As It Is. Dates can be found below.
Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail is singing in a new band with members of Finch, called Speak the Truth, that apparently sounds like “2002.”