Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
York, PA.’s rocking embodiment of the DIY ethos, Small Town Titans, have returned with a brand new single, “Me, Myself And Monster“. It is being presented to fans with an official video we’re happily sharing here today.
Small Town Titans have accepted the challenge of creating music under their own terms. After endless financial struggles despite the favorable acceptance of their hard work on earlier efforts like their 2012 self-titled EP, 2013’s ‘From Fight To Flight’ and 2016’s ‘Reflection’, the band altered their game plan.
Now, Phil Freeman (Bass and Vocals), Ben Guiles (Guitar), and Jonny Ross (Drums) are calling their own shots. They built their own home studio and shifted their focus solely on their fans and doing what the band wanted to do. Small Town Titans can now create and release songs, podcasts, live online concerts, and more, with no rules. This artistic change in attitude stems from touring for the better part of two years, and realizing how difficult it really is.
Cutting all undue expenses, the band took the reigns of their career into their own hands and recently entered Hybrid Studios with friend Kevin Soffera. He was the drummer for Seether on the five-time platinum-selling record ‘Disclaimer II’, and who STT also recorded their last album ‘Reflection’ with.
Six brand new songs were recorded live in the studio, as well as professionally filmed by Springwood Productions at the same time. These new songs and videos will be released throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018. Songs range from the hard-hitting “Me, Myself, And Monster” and “Wreck” to the ballad “Dragonfly”.
Phil Freeman commented on the song for this new video, saying:
“The song is about accepting and striking balance with the darkest parts of oneself. Anyone who says they could never commit an evil deed is probably the first person that will, at some point, blindly and ignorantly commit it. Once you acknowledge your ability to become a monster, that’s the path to becoming a better person.“
The newest era of STT begins right here…