Of Mice & Men heeft er met de albums Defy en Earth & Sky voor gezorgd dat het metalcoregenre niet meer om ze heen kan. Vooral het titelnummer Earth & Sky is weergaloos neergezet en het aantal hits op YouTube loopt in de miljoenen.

Met Obsolete lanceren ze een nieuwe single die afkomstig is van de EP Timeless die op 26 februari uitgebracht zal worden. Niet meer onder de vleugels van Rise Records, want de band heeft een nieuwe deal gesloten met SharpTone Records.

De video is niet alleen qua muziek goed te verteren, maar visueel is het prachtig neergezet in een animatie.

There’s an old idiom about what you’re supposed to do when life gives you lemons,” legt zanger Aaron Pauley uit wanneer het gaat over de nieuwe EP. “Sadly, to disappoint, this wasn’t exactly that. We started writing this EP shortly before the initial lockdowns in spring of 2020, before we knew that our world was about to become a radically different place. A lot of these songs were born from a place of wondering how we’d fit into 2020 and beyond, both as adults in our 30s as well as a band that’s a decade into our existence.

Regarding “ObsoleteIt’s a song about questioning how future-proof one is in the grand scheme of things, and acknowledging that maybe we aren’t at all. I think we all wonder, to a certain extent, whether or not we’ll fit into the future, or how we would, or what that would look like. Obsolescence is very prevalent in our lives. We see how quickly old phones become virtually useless, how quickly fads and trends come and go. It’s all too easy to ponder about when you’ll become a covered wagon, or a flip phone, or Myspace..

Het tekenen bij SharpTone Records leek een logische stap voor Of Mice & Men, vervolgt Pauley: “It’s pretty exciting to be working with a new label. We still have a great relationship with our previous label — it was just time to shake things up, and after conversations and meetings with various labels, we felt that our vision for the future of OM&M matched most closely with SharpTone’s. Working with Shawn and the team has been incredibly rewarding, and we’re all super excited with what’s to come!