half•alive RELEASE NEW SINGLE HIGH UP ALONG WITH THE MUSIC VIDEO
NEW ALBUM CONDITIONS OF A PUNK TO BE RELEASED DECEMBER 2
TORONTO, ON – November 11, 2022 – Long Beach based trio, half•alive, release their new single, High Up, along with the music video via RCA Records. High Up was co-produced with Ethan Gruska and the music video is co-directed by Kevin Clark (Finneas, Son Little) and half•alive’s Josh Taylor. Watch here and stream here.
High Up follows the band’s latest offering and lead single, Did I Make You Up?, which came alongside the beautiful music video that returned to the familiar half•alive choreographed dance and one-take style. Check it out here.
Both tracks are featured on the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Conditions Of A Punk, which will be released on December 2. 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.
Josh Taylor from half•alive says, “High Up is a love song about killing the projected idea of love in exchange for what it actually is. throughout the song i’m speaking to Love as a person, as if its going to kill the current idea of what i thought Love to be..“behind your back a cold surprise in favor of the 3rd degree. i took a breath & took the knife, no i won’t defend the killer in me.”
I co-directed the video alongside my new friend Kevin Clark. Within 10 minutes of first meeting each other, we already had the concept for the video..both of us feeling drawn to the visual of a car driving through rain soaked streets in the middle of LA. like a downpour of emotion, flooding the streets of my mind, begging me to react to it…within 2 weeks we were on set watching a rain machine dump water on my 1980s Mercedes as 30 friends of mine run circles around it. somehow i convinced them it would be a good time. everyone got soaked. the film was accomplished. high fives & smiles all around.”
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 2 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!. Check out the incredible and unique performance here. 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 4 tracks off their critically acclaimed debut album Now, Not Yet as well as videos for 3 of the 4 songs to accompany them. Earlier this year, the band shared their EP Give Me Your Shoulders, Pt. 1 featuring Move Me which was Most Added at Alt Radio around its launch and What’s Wrong which has garnered over 20.1 million streams worldwide. The band also performed What’s Wrong on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.