Lochness Monster rise from the deep once again with their sophomore EP Working For A Future — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Heavy, multi-layered and emotion-powered, this new release showcases the Miami alt-rock outfit’s knack for expansive, gripping rock music. The EP features a trio of new songs — Atlas, Glass Jar and Running Away — and an alternate version of one of their fan favourites, Pendulum.
“We pushed ourselves more during the songwriting process on this release and made sure we tried every avenue possible until the song sounded its best in a live environment,” says guitarist and songwriter Justin Shaner. “We didn’t put any time constraints on ourselves we just wanted to put out songs that we felt were at their best before we entered the studio phase and even in the studio there wasn’t a lot of adding extra layers to the song but more of an emphasis on presenting the song in its true form. The vibe I get from this release is it’s authentically us but hard to classify into a genre, and each song is like the yin to the others yang.”
Adds vocalist Bruce Donaldson: “The journey we took working on this collection of music is one that has been challenging and rewarding for me in many different ways. It gave me an opportunity to express emotions and feelings from my life in a way that I feel others can connect with their own journey through life. I have found a new sense of patience working through the creative and recording process, in part due to external complications in the world, but mostly through spending time finding what it is I need to say in my art opposed to just what I want to say. My intention is that people find a message of hope and perseverance in the melodies and lyrics and also that they can find themselves in the story. I hope they can let go for a moment…and breathe out.”
Shaner formed Lochness Monster in 2015 with Donaldson, bassist Federico Carradini and drummer Rene Rivera. Their debut album Fables was released in 2016. Their singles Defiance and Farewell Past were played on the Launch Pad Live Top 20 Countdown and charted in the No. 1 and No. 2 positions for several months. Lochness Monster were awarded Best Rock Band at the 2019 Oski Awards in Miami, and chosen to play at one of Florida’s largest music festivals, SunFest, with One Republic and Keith Urban headlining. In 2020 Lochness Monster was planning to play the prestigious international festival Rock in Roma, but it was delayed due to the pandemic.