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Softspoken

Hailing from Florence, Kentucky, post-hardcore band Softspoken is comprised of Logan Combs, Chris Wethington, Billy Zimpelman, Garrett Harper, and Zach Payne. What was originally just a personal project for guitarist Chris Wethington while living in Japan turned into a full-fledged band once he made the decision to return to the US in December of 2015.

By the end of January, the band was fully formed and writing. They recorded their first single with Zach Sebastian at Third Eye Studios in Cincinnati, OH, and released it as their debut on March 25th. Shortly thereafter they traveled to Lancaster, PA to perform at LAUNCH Music Festival & Conference, and then again hit the road to Phoenix, AZ where they recorded their upcoming EP entitled "PATHWAYS".

Shortly after returning home from recording the album, they signed a deal with Arizona based record label We Are Triumphant. The debut EP "PATHWAYS", produced by Cameron Mizell at Chango Studios, is due for release March 2017 via We Are Triumphant Records. The album discusses challenges that many individuals face including addiction and mental illness. As mentioned by the band, "We want our music to be thought and emotion provoking and therapeutic. We're doing this music as a form of healing for ourselves and we also think and hope that people out there listening to it can find a similar source of vitality from it." 

"PATHWAYS" combines an eclectic mix of energized rock and ambient post-metal, while dynamically blending both aggressive rhythms and soft grooves punctuated with a soaring and emotional range of vocals to produce a refreshing counterbalance of established sounds. The band expanded, "We use different time signatures, and primarily sing over heavier parts where screaming is the norm."

Despite being a new band, their maturity as musicians is already bringing them much deserved attention at an exponential rate. Softspoken is a name that will soon become a staple of the alternative scene.

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