Cold Years Detail New Album (‘A Different Life’)

Cold Years
Photo Credit: Nicole Mago

Aberdeen outfit Cold Years will return on April 26th with their third album – ‘A Different Life’.

Recorded at The Barber Shop Studios, New Jersey by producer Brett Romnes (Hot Mulligan, Boston Manor, Heart Attack Man), ‘A Different Life’ promises to continue Cold Years‘ record of delivering impassioned, relatable, and anthemic songs.

“This is the first time I’ve ever come out of a studio able to listen to the tracks, where, and I say this 100% with conviction, we went in and did everything we wanted to do and more,” said Cold Years vocalist/guitarist Ross Gordon when speaking about the making of the record. “I’ve never done that. I’ve always come out feeling like we could have done something better or different. But this album changed the game for all of us as a band. We didn’t just do twelve tracks that sound the same. We tried to make things a little different. That happened naturally, and it’s the most musical experience I’ve ever had. I definitely feel a confidence with this record that I didn’t feel on the others.”

As for the album’s title, it’s a realisation of who Cold Years want to be. Despite being beaten and broken down by the highs and lows of life in a band, making the album re-energised the Scottish quartet. “This record’s about challenging normality and making your own future, because you want a different life to everyone else” explains Gordon. “You miss a lot doing this—weddings, birthdays, anniversaries—so it’s this immense personal sacrifice, but it’s absolutely worthwhile.”

1. Over It
2. Roll With It
3. Radio
4. Low
5. Youth
6. Goodbye My Friend
7. Choke
8. Fuck The Weather
9. Other Side
10. Let Go
11. Sick
12. Die Tonight

‘A Different Life’ will be released through MNRK. Fans can pre-order/pre-save here.

Hear ‘A Different Life’s First Single – ‘Roll With It’

To coincide with announcing ‘A Different Life’Cold Years have delivered its first single, ‘Roll With It’. Setting the spirited, socially-charged blueprint of the album, it’s an energetic slick of punk rock with an anthemic chorus that deserves to be played on repeat.

“Life is not an easy thing to contend with. Between long hours of working your ass off, trying to see family and friends and having the occasional self-destructive streak, sometimes it’s natural to want more. This song is about wanting more from your life – the person you once were is gone,” stated Cold Years vocalist/guitarist Ross Gordon about the track.


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