Sounding like a cross between The Used and Glassjaw, Approaching Troy is set to unleash their latest sonic endeavor.The quartet combines post-hardcore and pop-punk elements to create something fresh while channeling the raw energy of acts like The Used, Taking Back Sunday and Glassjaw. As the band gears up to release their Best Intentions on August 19, Approaching Troy is eager to reveal their first single from the project – a song that complements the fierce vibe of summer and sets the tone for what’s to come.
“”Wake Up” was so much fun to record – we really tried to push the boundaries on the creation of this song. We wrote parts that borrowed from other genres, threw in effects we never thought of using before, used instruments we never thought to utilize, and really played around with it as much as possible. We tried not to be confined to just one sound, and in return we created something we felt was our best effort to date.” – Jake S. (lead singer, Approaching Troy)
As the first single from their forthcoming EP, “Wake Up” is the best reflection of how the group has grown since their last release (2015’s Dear Sadie). With a hometown performance scheduled for August 19, the guys are determined to build as much momentum as they can – and with songs like “Wake Up,” it won’t be a challenge.