Highly Suspect has been busy this year.
Over the summer, the band released its debut album, Mister Asylum, which quickly became one of the best selling debuts of 2015 by a new rock act. They toured with Catfish And The Bottlemen, played Bonnaroo for the first time, and received tons of hype for their single, “Lydia.”
After having been featured by Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone, the Brooklyn (via Cape Cod) trio: Johnny Stevens and brothers Rich and Ryan Meyer, earned two Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song.
Mister Asylum brings a polished version of raw emotion and hard-hitting drums to listeners. The single, “Lydia,” lunges in with pulsing guitar and melodic lyrics. The tension mounts until the words, “I can’t fucking breathe much less believe the truth” burst out. Lyrically, “Lydia” has what a rock song needs: a vague enough theme passionately conveyed to make the song relatable to just about everyone.
The guitar punctuates the chorus with harmonics before taking off into a solo. The crashing drums and steady bass keep the adrenaline running.
And “Lydia” isn’t the only song worth digging into on the band’s debut. Other favorites include “Lost,” “Bath Salts” and the title track.
Highly Suspect is bound to give a great live show and the band plays Atlanta’s Tabernacle Friday Dec. 18.