'Next Level' - Official Release - May 13, 2023
Signal for Pilot's just released album, 'Next Level' is the culmination of over a decade of writing and performing, and passionately crafting the band's ever-evolving 'Stadium Indie' sound while working tirelessly to take their music to the next level!
Like the albums of yesteryear, 'Next Level' is meant to be listened to start-to-finish with each song and its track placement telling a linear story of actualization, of rebirth, and renewal.
That story starts with a band or person that has been stuck in a rut and recognizes the need to get that 'Feelin' Again.' The heavy low-end drums by SFP Founder, Chris 'Jaws' Ruzika sets the stage with a building momentum while lead singer Chase Menary plaintively cries out for the hope of getting back that feeling of vitality and verve.
From there the story tells of getting back out there, 'Taking a Chance' and in the album's third track, 'Second Star,' of wishing and dreaming of making the 'life I want.'
The story then turns to thoughts of the legacy we leave behind and of setting aside youthful behaviors in pursuit of more meaningful art and lasting expression in 'Upload' and 'Midnite Drive.'
The protagonist in our story keeps staring up at the 'Skylite' window, wrestling with their demons and the sensation of going backwards while on this journey towards improvement.
The struggle produces meaningful and lasting changes however, and soon our narrator realizes success as highlighted in the hit singles, 'Champions' and 'Game-Changer.'
But in the end, there is a final step to making it to the titular track and ultimate destination of reaching the 'Next Level,' and that is standing up not just for oneself, but also for others as epitomized by the second to last song on the album, 'Speak Up.'
SFP proudly invites you to listen to this ultimate expression of overcoming challenges, growing, and improving both as individuals and as a whole.
The album was produced by the legendary Joey Bradford ('The Used') at Vibeatorium Studios in Vista, CA and collectively written and performed by Signal for Pilot band members: Chris Ruzikia (Drums), Johnny Bernard (Guitar), Hugo De Bernardo (Keyboard), John Cruess (Bass) and featuring a special guest vocal performance by AJ Perdomo from 'The Dangerous Summer.'
Please don't forget to add 'Next Level' to your favorites on Spotify and Apple Music, and please take a moment to share the album on your social media and with friends and families!
SFP is endlessly grateful for all the love and support from fans both near and far, and the guys can't wait to have you join them on their journey as they continue to level-up on their way to becoming one of America's hottest Alternative/Indie bands!
Thanks for listening!