North Carolina-based alternative rock band MKNLY have released their new 5-track EP, “When I’m Lonely,” out on all digital platforms NOW. The EP, containing their most recent single “You Can’t Stay,” builds on the sound they established on their last two single releases, combining elements of both alternative and pop. Producers Wes Lauterbach and Zane Frye played crucial roles in the creation of the EP, helping MKNLY develop their influences into a moving, yet powerful, body of work. “When I’m Lonely” has depth, while also maintaining mainstream pop-laden hooks and bright, polished guitar riffs. About the EP, the band states:
The EP is about the type of things we find ourselves as humans thinking about in our lowest moments, this time when we feel completely alone. Whether it be reminiscing about lost love, current relationship struggles, or even battling PTSD and depression.
MKNLY is a four-piece alternative/pop rock band from North Carolina consisting of Tristan Briza (guitar), Josh Wicker (guitar), Benjamin Green (vocals), and Anthony Hamilton (drums). The group was originally formed in summer of 2017 directly following their debut EP “ Something To Stand Behind” which launched them onto the scene. It wasn’t long until they found themselves opening for national acts such as Emarosa, and The Spill Canvas. The release gave them a great start but they felt like they didn’t have a solidified sound they wanted. After working with producers Wes Lauterbach and Zane Frye, the group was able to find themselves a great solid and solid songs which would be the basis for their second release. MKNLY then recording their second EP with Chris Piquette of No Boundaries Studios in Rhode Island. With a combination of rhythmic guitar, catchy melodies, and expressive lyrics, MKNLY offers a unique sound that bridges the gap between alternative rock and pop. Singer Benjamin’s strong lyricism drawn from personal life struggles, depression, and of course relationships to find a sense of therapeutic release. “When I’m Lonely” is out on all digital platforms NOW.
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