Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Plague Can’t Stop… Loving You!

Future punk act The Plague has a new single out with ‘Can’t Stop Loving You (2.0)’ off the upcoming album Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E. having recently signed to independent multi-genre music label FiXT.

The song departs from The Plague‘s heavier side to deliver a late ’90s-inspired pop rock throwback. With impactful lyrics, it is an upbeat synth-laden track with a raw impassioned vocal performance from The Plague that delivers an uplifting and heartfelt message about unconditional love. 

“’Can’t Stop Loving You’ is a song about unconditional love,” said The Plague. “When I wrote the song, I was writing about how grateful I was for my closest friendships. Shortly after, I realized that it’s a song about how much Jesus Christ loves us.”

The single is available here and you can check out the lyric video here at RAMzine.

The Plague is the brainchild of producer/engineer David Adam Monroe, a pioneer of future punk. The Plague’s post-apocalyptic themes portray the struggles of being human, encouraging people to break free of the superficial and to know they are not alone.

Monroe’s career took off at age 16 when a promoter got his high school band on The Van’s Warped Tour. As a producer/engineer, he has worked with many artists including Glen Matlock from The Sex Pistols and multi-platinum engineer Earl Cohen. As a musician, he has played with acts including Tony Levin and My Chemical Romance.

The Plague‘s debut album Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E. was released independently in 2017 and will be re-released with remastered tracks, new art and bonus tracks throughout the year, ahead of a new album coming in 2023.

Previously released was the brutal metalcore single ‘Living Failure (2.O)’ – That single wastes no time spinning directly to calling out high expectations and fake people through provocative lyrics and a screaming vocal performance, accented with thrashing guitars, synthesizers, and heavy rhythms for an overall merciless ride through a gloriously savage soundscape.
“Narcissism has plagued my life in many ways, stated The Plague. “This song has been part of my attempt to confront and reject the lies that encourage selfishness and stubbornness and create a fake image of perfection and invincibility.”
You can purchase ‘Living Failure (2.O)’ here and you can check out the video below.

“My goal with The Plague was to make futuristic Christian rock, when I was producing bands in Boston, my assistant showed me Celldweller and said, “This guy is dope and reminds me of you!” I chased Celldweller’s blend of synths and guitars, and that exploration process helped me discover my own sound.  When I finished the record, I emailed James (FiXT manager) with the spirit of a little brother and said, “Hey, James, look! I self-produced a futuristic rock record that I’m releasing on my label!  You guys inspired this!”  By some wonderful miracle he was excited too!” said Monroe.

The actual record deal comes after working on The Plague’s remix of Embracing Entropy from the record label-owner Circle of Dust project in 2017, whereafter a friendship was born and has led to a new multi-album deal together.
“Celldweller and FiXT have been an important influence on The Plague’s music and attitude,” stated  The Plague. “I am so excited to see where the collaboration takes us!” 
“Those of you familiar with my project Circle of Dust may recognise The Plague from his remix of ‘Embracing Entropy’, stated label owner Klayton. “I couldn’t be more excited to announce his signing to FiXT. His songs are heavy, electronic, extremely infectious, and top-notch from the songwriting all the way down to the vocals, guitar riffs, and electronic sound design. If you don’t believe me, check out ‘Danger’ and you can thank me later.”

‘Danger’ was the first single released through the record label, is available here.

“David has been on a short list of artists we’ve wanted to work with for several years and I’m glad the timing finally came together for us to make it happen,” said James Rhodes (FiXT, VP & Co-Founder). “We want to help bring his music to a much bigger audience and get him the recognition he deserves!”  

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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