half•alive ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE ALBUM CONDITIONS OF A PUNK TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 2
LEAD SINGLE DID I MAKE YOU UP? OUT NOW ALONG WITH THE MUSIC VIDEO
TORONTO, ON – October 17, 2022 – Long-Beach based trio, half•alive, announce their sophomore album, Conditions Of A Punk, to be released December 2 via RCA Records. Through a collection of 18 tracks, this new body of work explores the breaking and mending of a heart, the realigning of a soul. Conditions Of A Punk embodies the band at their most vulnerable and most mature musically. Pre-order here.
As well, half•alive release their lead single, Did I Make You Up?, which was co-written with Scott Harris and produced by Ojivolta. Alongside the single comes the beautiful music video that returns to the familiar half•alive choreographed dance, one-take style, directed by Aidan Carberry of JA collective. Watch it here.
Josh Taylor from half•alive says, “Did I Make You Up? represents the moment of wonder; after a breakup and the dust settles, you wonder if the person you were with was the person you broke up with, or if you were simply muting their flaws & projecting who you wanted them to be… JA has been performing with us since our very first show, so naturally, this video is in some ways an extension of that show. Those who’ve seen it will recognize the dance integration as well as the giant sheet we often deploy throughout the show for shadow play, only this time, its five times as big.”
The music of half•alive breathes, evolves, grows, and changes alongside the lives of the Long Beach trio—Josh Taylor [vocals], Brett Kramer [drums], and J Tyler Johnson [bass]. half•alive officially came to life on the 2017 3 EP, which sparked a palpable buzz on the strength of The Fall and Aawake At Night. Over the course of the next year, they crafted what became their massive breakout, still feel. which has been RIAA certified Gold, rocketed into the Top 10 at Alt Radio and has over 276 million worldwide streams to date. The video organically surpassed the 10 million mark within two months as the song garnered acclaim from NPR’s coveted All Songs Considered and more. The trio sold out their formal debut headlining tour in 2019 which included two sold out shows at The Fonda Theatre in LA. The tour also included stops at major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Bumbershoot. Later that year the band made their late-night television debut with a very special performance of still feel. on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They also performed Runaway on The Late Late Show with James Corden. In August 2019, they released their debut album Now, Not Yet which has amassed over 611 million streams worldwide to date. half•alive was named YouTube’s Artist on the Rise and their live Vevo DSCVR performances of RUNAWAY and arrow showcase their incredible creative artistry. In 2020, half•alive released their EP in Florescence, an audio and visual project that included orchestral arrangements of four tracks off their critically acclaimed debut album Now, Not Yet as well as videos for three of the four songs to accompany them. Earlier this year, the band shared their EP Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt. 1 featuring hit track, What’s Wrong, which was Most Added at Alt Radio around its launch and has garnered over 20.1 million streams worldwide. The band also performed the track on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!.