With the coronavirus crippling everyone’s touring plans for the foreseeable future, there at least is good news as far as bands writing new music. Recently releasing Reverence in 2018, Parkway Drive is yet another band seeing their touring plans dry up – which is a shame for a band that prides themselves on putting together a great live show for their loyal fanbase.
The good news, whether you were disappointed in Reference and/or you’re hoping for new PWD music soon – Parkway Drive is in the process of writing a new album.
Vocalist Winston McCall recently relayed to Rock Sound that Parkway Drive are indeed working on new music, in a new video interview (which you can follow below):
“We’ve started writing, which is awesome. It’s not something that happens fast for us. Basically, our calendar is messed up. We were gonna take a whole bunch of time off next year to start writing anyway, and now a whole chunk of this year has been wiped out. So, let’s just flip the years around — that kind of thing — so we’ve started writing now. And I’m not sure that’s gonna mean that anything will be out sooner — I probably doubt it — but it definitely makes it where we’re [able to stay] active. Which is really, really cool — it’s a challenge, but it’s fun. It’s nice to know that there’s a lot of gas in the tank, which is really, really cool. At this initial stage, you always hope the passion is still there. You just never know.
“When we write an album and we record an album, we really do put everything we have into one [project until there is] nothing left,” he explained. “We just hope it comes back. Because we always walk out, and it’s, like, ‘I can’t imagine ever writing another song [like that]. That’s all the ideas we have at this point in time.’ And you hope the spark comes back. And it’s been fun. It’s been fun because — lots of sparks.”
Needless to say, we’re pretty stoked to see where the new Parkway Drive album js headed musically. Hopefully sooner rather than later!