Hailing from renowned party city, Las Vegas, Survive This! are finally set to release their debut album, The Life That You’ve Chosen, out on 29 October through Epitaph Records. The close knit band made up of lead vocalist Shawn Zyvoloski, his cousin drummer Billy Sanderson, childhood friend and guitarist Daniel Ingram and bassist Doug Horn, enlisted the help of friend and fan Ronnie Radke to produce their first album. The front man of Falling in Reverse produced the tracks from his Hollywood base helping to create a unique and deeply personal album that is simply not to be missed.
The boys diverse musical inspirations, including such polar opposites as Justin Timberlake and Underoath, have led to the musical merging of two completely different styles. Perhaps it’s this unusual amalgamation that causes vibrant, catchy choruses paired with chaotically melodic verses to somehow work perfectly. Alongside their album release the boys have shared the video for track Where I Belong which features Ronnie Radke jamming with the band as though he belongs. A definite bonus for fans of both Survive This! and Falling in Reverse, just like Ronnie’s vocal contribution to track Wrong Direction (Hey You).
The Life That You’ve Chosen tells the story of the boys struggle to release an album and the sheer hard work and passion that has accompanied their success. Despite their plight, which resounds in every note, the upbeat and punchy tracks reflect the bands clear capability to go further and higher than they’d ever hoped.
By Nicole Pilcher