Lead vocalist and guitarist Adam McIntyre explains the experiences inspiring the new song; “2021 was a scary year for depression for me, and I was eager to release it in my lyrics.” The track features an uptempo classic rock groove interlaced with gritty vocals and crunching blues licks. Yet the song’s lyrics pull at listeners’ heartstrings in every word. McIntyre says the song is a feel-good rocker turned on its head, singing, “Feeling ‘bout as bad as I can feel” over a sunny riff.
Released July 22nd, the four-piece Atlanta group supplemented the song with a badass black and white music video. It follows the days of two audience members attending a Pinx show, and highlights the ebbs and flows of their life encapsulated within rock n’ roll.
Produced and mixed by Grammy-nominated engineer Tom Tapley (Mastodon, Blackberry Smoke, Tom Morello) and recorded at West End Sound, The Pinx’s eponymous fourth album will arrive on streaming services August 19th.
McIntyre and Tapley attended the same blues club throughout their adolescence in Montgomery, Alabama, and saw the album as an opportunity to reconnect and capitalize on their mutual understanding of one another and shared love for the music.
McIntrye has a lot of confidence in the band’s work on the album, describing it to Sound and Soul as their most polished, versatile, and overall best work. The Pinx have two shows later this month in Macon and Atlanta, Georgia, debuting their new album, and have every intention of lighting up the crowd with “Break Your Heart” along with songs from their forthcoming release.
If it’s no-frills vintage but modern rock n’ roll you want, look not further than The Pinx.