Derek Sanders, adored frontman of emo/pop-punk quintet Mayday Parade, has announced his forthcoming EP The Heavy Box out 14th of April. The five-track EP is Sanders’ second solo release following My Rock and Roll Heart (2020), which was comprised of five stripped-back covers.
The Heavy Box features five original tracks penned by Sanders and includes features from Mike Hason of local Tallahassee band Goodbye Love and Jason Lancaster, former Mayday Parade co-frontman. “Dear Life” will be the first recording of Sanders and Lancaster together since Lancaster’s departure from Mayday Parade in 2007.
THE HEAVY BOX TRACK LIST
With You On The Ground (ft. Mike Hanson)
True Story Of The Boy Whose Exploits Panicked A Nation
For Dear Life (ft. Jason Lancaster)
Alongside the announcement, Sanders shares ”Howell Canyon”. A track that he explains is “about dealing with the sadness that comes from an important chapter in my life ending. The song takes a look back but also forward towards a more hopeful future.