The Material are back from a five year hiatus with their new EP, Gray States, due out on May 18th. Now, the band is sharing “Take Me Back,” the second single from the upcoming EP, which follows last week’s “The One That Got Away.”
The Material first entered the scene in 2007 after winning a spot on the MTV Dew Circuit Breakout. After releasing four EPs and two LPs, the band toured tirelessly, sharing stages with Blameshift, Every Avenue and Therefore Tomorrow, and playing countless festivals like SXSW, Warped Tour, X-Fest and Summerfest. After the band decided to take a break in 2014, lead vocalist Colleen D’Agostino signed to mau5trap records, where she co-wrote a platinum certified single on the Grammy nominated album by electronic producer deadmau5.
However, after missing the rock world for a few years, the three original members and one new addition are back and ready to surprise their dedicated fanbase with Gray States. The music and lyrics are emotionally charged with longing, angst, and regret–The title referencing a feeling of being stuck somewhere between the light and the dark…“waiting when you aren’t sure about what you’re waiting for”, as described by D’Agostino.