“Despite all the turmoil in both a personal and global sense, our sophomore release “Weakened at the Asylum” is finally ready to be unveiled. We went all out for this crafting a full-fledged “rock opera”. The story for this album centres around the water crisis in Flint, MI, and follows the lives of several fictional characters as they navigate through an unspeakable tragedy. Some of the songs have a very “mythic” quality to them. But enough rapping about the intellectual side of things…We feel that the music is some of the best we’ve ever written and recorded! Like our debut release, all the recording, mixing, mastering was handled in a DIY fashion with Prof Summers spending many a long night mixing in his project studio.”
I’ve travelled, but being able to hear how music sounds from places you haven’t visited or heard of is always exciting for me. Furthermore, when that band finds inspiration in a crisis that is more than six hundred miles away from where they’re from, it’s responsible. However, as I’ve listened to the entire album, to me, it doesn’t carry or mention the Flint Water Crisis at all. I think the lyrics of each song is hilarious, bearing tongue in cheek text; to be received as a dramatic composition! Nonetheless, listen to the Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin band’s new album ‘Weakend at the Asylum’ below.