Nu Metal heavyweights Papa Roach push their creative boundaries with the release of their eagerly anticipated 10th studio album Who Do You Trust?
Throughout their career spanning two decades, Papa Roach has been flying the flag high for rock music across the globe, whilst simultaneously establishing themselves as trendsetters within the genre. In an ever-changing musical and technological landscape, the band have always managed to remain relevant. Papa Roach recently passed 1 billion streams on Spotify, which in this highly competitive market is no easy task for sure.
However, despite their undeniable success that includes an impressive three Grammy nominations Papa Roach continues to challenge themselves to deliver something new with an aim to always keep looking forward. By doing this the band have kept things fresh and interesting for both themselves and their fans alike. After all, what’s the point of continuously making the same album over and over again.
For Papa Roach’s latest release they have once again teamed up with producers Nicholas Furlong and Colin Brittain, who have further helped the band to get outside of their comfort zones.
Who Do You Trust? kicks off with “The Ending” – an arena-filling rock anthem that immediately grabs the listener’s attention. With its crunchy guitar riffs and melodic hooks, it certainly hits the spot.
At the end of last year, Papa Roach teased their fans with four instant grat tracks from their latest offering. This includes the explosive “Renegade Music”, the acoustic-tinged “Not The Only One”, along with the uplifting “Elevate” and the incredibly infectious title track itself. These four previously unveiled songs feature in the first half of the album, with each number showcasing a different side of Papa Roach’s groundbreaking repertoire.
The hip hop undertones of tracks such as “Elevate” and “Who Do You Trust?” truly showcases the lyrical prowess of frontman Jacoby Shaddix. On the other hand, tracks like “Problems” and the rather emotive “Come Around” could just as easily garner mainstream airplay as it could feature on rock radio.
One of the many stand out tracks on the record is “Feel Like Home”. With it’s driving rhythm, catchy hooks and infectious melody, this song will inevitably be a live favourite on the band’s forthcoming tour.
The mosh pit inducing, punk rock fuelled “I Suffer Well” is the perfect example of the wide musical cross-section covered on Who Do You Trust? At a short but sweet 1 minute and 21 seconds long, this song in particular shows that Papa Roach are not afraid to completely rock out.
With Who Do You Trust? Papa Roach has delivered a contemporary rock album, which will appeal to both the purists as well as broadening their horizons enough to introduce their genre-defying sound to a wider audience.
Who Do You Trust? by Papa Roach will be released on Friday 18th January. The band will be embarking on a headline tour throughout April as part of their longest UK run to date.
w/ Nothing More
Sat 13 Southampton, O2 Guildhall
Sun 14 Exeter, Great Hall
Mon 15 Bristol, O2 Academy
Wed 17 London, O2 Forum
Sat 20 Manchester, O2 Academy
Sun 21 Leeds, O2 Academy
Tues 23 Newcastle, O2 Academy
Wed 24 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Thurs 25 Aberdeen, Music Hall
Sat 27 Norwich, UEA
Sun 28 Nottingham, Rock City
Mon 29 Birmingham, O2 Academy