Collective Soul, the multi-platinum selling band that helped sonically define alternative rock with a catalog of hits, including "Shine", "Gel", "December", "The World I Know", "Where The River Flows", and "Heavy," is set to release their long-awaited ninth album, 'See What You Started By Continuing' on October 2nd. The announcement was made via USAToday.com where the band also premiered the album's first single "This." 'See What You Started By Continuing' also marks the band's Vanguard Records debut. Formed in the small town of Stockbridge, GA in the early 1990's, Collective Soul consists of principal songwriter and front man Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), Dean Roland (rhythm guitarist), Will Turpin (bassist), Johnny Rabb (drummer) and Jesse Triplett (lead guitarist).
Roland explains the album title 'See What You Started By Continuing' came following a year off after the band had been going non-stop for 19 years. "During that year, we had time to reflect and be proud of what we had accomplished over the years," says Roland. "When we came back together, we were rested and more confident than we had ever been in our careers. We never thought of this as a second chance, but more of a second breath. We wanted to continue doing what we had always done and that was to make great, guitar-driven music."
'See What You Started By Continuing' was recorded and mixed at Edible Studios in Atlanta, GA and mixed by industry veteran Shawn Grove. Following the release of the new album, the band will embark on their cross-country "21st Birthday" U.S. tour.