Alt-pop-rock band from Palm Coast, FL, Rain City Drive, have shared a re-imagined version of their earlier track “Frozen,” via Thriller Records. The original “Frozen” was the band’s first release since sharing their deluxe version of Rain City Drive, featuring re-imagined renditions of fan-favorite song’s “Cutting It Close,” “Blood Runs Cold” and “Talk To A Friend.” Find out more below.
Stream/buy “Frozen (re-imagined)” here.
“We had discussed potentially doing a Christmas cover in December and thought it would be fun to release a wintery/holiday version of Frozen instead. Featuring sleigh bells and “icy” clean guitars I think this version compliments the lyric in a nice way. We want to wish our fans a happy holiday season and we’ll see you in 2024 with new music!” Says lead vocalist, Matt McAndrew and the new single
The band has had extensive touring experience, just coming off as support for Our Last Night’s The Welcome Back Tour and a UK run with Dance Gavin Dance and Eidola. RCD has no intention of slowing down as they make their way through 2023 with the release of Rain City Drive (Deluxe) and are set to play upcoming festivals, Louder Than Life, Swan Fest and Aftershock.
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Rain City Drive makes vibrant and dynamic alternative rock n’ roll, with strong roots in the post-hardcore subculture and unapologetically ambitious swings into contemporary pop.
Armed with arena-ready anthems ready-made for long drives, workouts, intimate clubs, and massive festivals alike, the Florida-based group built a reputation as an engaging live act on tours with the likes of Dance Gavin Dance, Our Last Night, Set It Off, From Ashes To New, and Memphis May Fire.
Rain City Drive warps the boundaries between post-hardcore and aggressive melody, hearkening back to the adventurousness of pioneering heavy bands like Linkin Park or, even earlier, Queen.
Rain City Drive came together definitively in 2019. The story of the group’s formation is one of serendipity, creative synergy, brotherhood, and strength through perseverance against all obstacles.
Bassist Colin Vieira cut his teeth making records and touring in an earlier incarnation, one that collaborated with guests from likeminded acts like Pierce The Veil and Underoath. Guitarist Weston Richmond, drummer Zachary Baker and guitarist Felipe Sanchez were next to join. Together they cracked the Billboard 200 and saw the world. Things changed decisively during a UK tour, when they turned to a friend-of-a-friend as an emergency fill-in singer, and he became their new frontman.
Singer Matt McAndrew’s voice, charisma, and charm were exactly what Colin, Weston, Zachary, and Felipe needed to continue pursuing their dreams as artists and musicians. A finalist on NBC’s mega-popular reality competition show, The Voice, Matt was coached by none other than Adam Levine (of multiplatinum hitmakers Maroon 5) and became the seventh season’s runner-up.
McAndrew got on a plane from Los Angeles to the UK without fully knowing the band’s setlist. It was a gamble for all involved, but one that paid off in a big way. Their fateful coming together occurred in Manchester, aka “Rain City,” birthplace of The Buzzcocks, The Smiths, Joy Division, and Oasis.
They christened themselves Rain City Drive, in tribute to their debut performance.
To Better Days, an album full of songs about relationships, reflection, and hope, captured the group’s newfound attitude much the same as their new moniker—an endless drive to find the light in the darkness. On the adventurous Rain City Drive and beyond, the group’s spirit of resilience connects with fans old and new, resonating deeply with all who struggle and find the will to push forward.
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