Today, multi-platinum band BREAKING BENJAMIN released Aurora (download/stream HERE), a collection of reimagined versions of the band’s biggest and most popular songs and one new song, “Far Away” featuring Scooter Ward from Cold, the video for which also released today and was directed by the band’s longtime director/collaborator, Kyle Cogan (watch HERE.) Aurora also includes special guests Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), Michael Barnes (RED) and Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath), to name a few. Speaking about Aurora, BREAKING BENJAMIN’s founder/frontman, Ben Burnley, had this to say about the album, “Aurora is a collection of some of our fan’s favorite songs as well as ours – we wanted to take songs that mean something important to them and re-imagine them with new life,” and to their vast fanbase Burnley had this to say,“We hope Aurora brings you nostalgia from when you first felt something listening to our music, in a new way. Whether it was a tenebrous or a bright time in your life, we hope you look back at that point in your life and realize you made it through. Thank you for joining us on the road to Aurora, we have a long way to go.”
The full tracklisting is below but highlights include “Far Away,” “Dear Agony,” which recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary, as well as “So Cold” and “Red Cold River,” both of which were #1 rock radio hits.
Following their hugely successful North American 2019 tour with Chevelle and Dorothy, BREAKING BENJAMIN returned to the road last night, kicking off their highly anticipated co-headline arena tour with KORN which includes stops in Columbus, Green Bay, Portland and more before wrapping March 1st.
So Cold (Aurora Version)
Failure featuring Michael Barnes of Red (Aurora Version)
Far Away featuring Scooter Ward of Cold
Angels Fall (Aurora Version)
Red Cold River featuring Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath (Aurora Version)
Tourniquet (Aurora Version)
Dance with the Devil featuring Adam Gontier (Aurora Version)
Never Again (Aurora Version)
Torn In Two (Aurora Version)
Dear Agony featuring Lacey Sturm (Aurora Version)