The moment we’ve all been waiting for has come — We the Kings are BACK with new music!
The band’s sixth studio album — appropriately titled Six — is the record their fans have been waiting for. Dropping on Friday, July 6th, the album has a double meaning, according to frontman Travis Clark. “The double meaning behind “SIX” lies within our fans for being the 6th member of WTK,” he said in a press statement.
When naming their new album, WTK set out to check a few boxes. Not only does Six represent the Florida-based band’s sixth full-length album (all of which, from their 2007 Self-Titled through 2015’s Strange Love, begin with the letter S), but it also pays tribute to the quintet’s honorary sixth member: their fans.
“There’s a pride that fans have about their favorite bands that I think is so special,” Clark continued. “These fans have been supporting us for more than a decade. When we’re writing songs, we don’t want to let anyone down.”
As such, the artwork of Six literally features a piece of their fans, a mosaic of those who helped crowdfund the album. It’s a testament to an audience who have rallied behind We The Kings for their entire career-to the tune of more than 250 million Spotify streams and platinum-selling success.
When it comes to the music, the band is assuring fans that there are plenty of throwback moments on Six, but maybe not in the way fans would expect. Rather than retread where they came from, the band’s nods to their past are more nuanced, finely filtered through a modern lens that affords them the freedom to expand their sound in all directions and continually redefine just what a We The Kings song should sound like. The album’s 11 songs are a tribute to life’s moments, both big and small, and how you never know which is which until much later down the line.
Are you excited for We The Kings’ new album? Make sure to catch the band on the entire (and final) run of Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off today in Pomona, CA.