ROAM, from Eastbourne UK, have announced that their third album is titled Smile Wide and it will be released on 06 September 2019 via Hopeless Records. This announcement comes with the release of the album’s first single I Don’t Think I Live There Anymore. “This track uses the idea of an out of body experience to exemplify the feeling of being out of control in any situation,” explains guitarist and vocalist Alex Adam. He continues “It follows the protagonist as they wander vacant through life, doing as they’re told, going where they’re told…”
Smile Wide sees ROAM step up their game further than ever and the band are ready to hit the ground running, or back-flipping on stage as the case may be. They’ll be kicking live proceedings off with labelmates and previous touring cohorts With Confidence on a co-headline UK & European tour in September and October, following the album’s release. They will perform at The Key Club in Leeds on September 28th.
Whilst recording Smile Wide in Texas with producer Machine (Fall Out Boy, Clutch, As It Is), ROAM made a conscious decision to push the boundaries of the pop punk scene they’ve become a part of since their debut album Backbone was released in 2016. They’re moving their sound into new territories, embracing a more 90s feel and influences of grunge, nu-metal and alternative sounds.