In our interview with Dean Back of Theory we discuss their new single “History Of Violence” and upcoming album Say Nothing, due out January 31st via Atlantic Records.
Lead single “History Of Violence,” a powerful story of domestic violence, already has more than 3.5 million collective streams, has been featured all over Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, including Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist, and is rising at Active Rock radio, currently in the Top 10. PRESS HERE to listen and PRESS HERE to watch the gripping video for “History Of Violence,” which illustrates a searing snapshot of a woman enduring an abusive husband as she plans to fight back, eventually ending up in jail but free of her abuser. The compelling video has been viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube. THEORY is using their platform to encourage anyone affected by domestic violence to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help
On Say Nothing, their seventh and most honest album, THEORY is speaking up like never before with timely lyrical commentary on many issues that our society is grappling with today such as domestic violence, racism, and the divisiveness in American politics, threaded together with a message that’s both cautionary warning and a hopeful wish for our collective future. Album tracks such as “World Keeps Spinning” is an autobiographical track written by lead vocalist Tyler Connolly about depression and anxiety and “Strangers” strikes a chord with its provocative prose that holds a mirror up to the state of American politics. Say Nothing is a continuation of their musical and thematic evolution, displaying the band’s powerful storytelling in full force and introducing fresh sounds and sonics.
THEORY —Tyler Connolly [lead vocals, guitar], Dave Brenner [guitar, backing vocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums]— delivers undeniable anthems rooted in scorching songcraft, experimental vision, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and clever pop ambition. Say Nothing is a continuation of their musical and thematic evolution stemming from their 2017 platinum single “Rx (Medicate)” about the opioid epidemic, which racked up more than 250 million streams and became the band’s third #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Over the course of nearly two decades, THEORY has earned several platinum and gold singles, a platinum album, two Top 10 album debuts on the Billboard Top 200, and eight Top Tens on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart.