A new era has officially started for SANTA CRUZ!
The Finnish band is back with a new single called “Changing Of Seasons”, the first taste of a new album that will arrive this fall. The song has been produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Kane Churko, who has worked with Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch, among others.
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Vocalist/guitarist Archie Cruz comments: “‘Changing Of Seasons’ is about going through hell in life, and fighting your way back to the surface no matter what. This is for all the fighters and survivors out there. Musically, I found a perfect partner in crime in Kane Churko, with whom we managed to create a totally new sonic landscape for SANTA CRUZ which marks a huge step forward for the band.”
“‘Changing Of Seasons’ is a powerful rock song about transforming and taking back control of your life,” says Churko. “I think it really sums up a lot about Archie‘s journey leading up to the new album and how he was able to reinvent himself in the face of adversity. This song is a testament to his focus and strength as an artist, and I think audiences and listeners will pick up on that immediately.”
SANTA CRUZ‘s future became uncertain a year ago, when three of its four members announced their sudden departure from the band during their U.S. tour. Soon after, Archie starting writing and recording the band’s new album with Churko at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas. Pav Cruz, a 19 year old guitar prodigy from Russia, was announced as the band’s new guitarist back in July.
After finishing the album, Archie and Pav relocated to Hollywood, where they recruited new members Ero Cruz (bass) and Toxy Cruz (drums) and began rehearsing religiously for what will be an extensive touring campaign around the globe.
“The ‘Cruz 4’ project — from doing demos in Finland, to the Las Vegas studio sessions with Kane, to the audition and rehearsal period in Hollywood — has been an amazing journey,” says Archie. “I am super-exited to continue the journey and hit the road with Pav, Ero and Toxy. The band is sounding amazing and better than ever, and we will hit the festivals like a hurricane.”
More information will be revealed soon, stay tuned!