On November 16th, 2018, Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group will release ‘Circles,’ P.O.D.’s debut for the label.
Ahead of this they are thrilled to reveal the title track. Talking about the song frontman Sonny Sandoval says, “Circles, as the title track and album in general is a culmination of 26 years of P.O.D.. It’s neither old school or new, just a sound we’re familiar with and have helped pioneer throughout our career. When you hear it you know it’s P.O.D.”
On Circles, P.O.D. collaborated with an L.A.-based production duo called the Heavy, who ensured the album is contemporary-sounding without losing any of the band’s core sonic signifiers. “On Circles, we didn’t limit ourselves and say, ‘Hey, we need to please the metal crowd, or the hardcore crowd, or the punk crowd,‘” says Sandoval. “We just wanted to play and write songs that we hope are relevant and catchy to a new audience—while, at the same time, still being true to ourselves.”
The idea of searching for a bright side has been a constant theme for P.O.D. over the years, both on newer songs such as “Lost in Forever” and “Beautiful,” and on early hits “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation” and “Boom.” Through it all, the members of P.O.D.—Sandoval, lead guitarist Marcos Curiel, bassist Traa Daniels and drummer Wuv Bernardo—have leaned on one another for support and creative inspiration.
“We are touring and making music because it still means something to the people that are coming out to see us, and people that are still listening to our music,” Sandoval says. “We’re humbled, we’re grateful, and we’re thankful for people that still enjoy what we’re doing.”