Following the recent announcement that Frank Iero has signed to UNFD and formed his latest band FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS, the first track from his upcoming album "BARRIERS" (out May 31st, 2019, available for pre-order here) “Young and Doomed” is now available today.
His third album "Barriers" is a rumination of sorts on life and living and the obstacles (a.k.a. “barriers”) that get in the way. Recorded and mixed by Steve Albini, "Barriers" is 14 songs that not only tackle the existential journey of his heart and mind, but help him redirect his musical path.
“I never expected to do one solo record in my lifetime”, he chuckles, “let alone three. Every time I start a new record, I say to myself ‘This is it. This is the end. This is the last one’. It got me thinking about how we set up these obstacles around ourselves. Sometimes they’re for protection and sometimes they’re to keep people out, and sometimes we even set them up so that we fail and we find solace in that failure. But whenever I find something that scares the shit out of me, that’s when I know I have to do it! And so these songs are about experiences that were either walls I wanted to break down or walls that I’d built up around myself in order to protect myself. But these songs were also things that I’d never attempted before but had always wanted to try”.