SoCal metalcore machine Of Mice & Men have released their seventh album Echo - the much-anticipated collection of previously issued Timeless and Bloom EPs, along with the new and final Ad Infinitum EP - all recorded remotely over Zoom during the 2020 pandemic.
"Echo is a collection of songs that represents a year of creating as a means of finding genuine human connection, during what could easily be considered the most tumultuous and disconnected time in any of our lives," said frontman Aaron Pauley. "Through every loss, every struggle, every triumph, working together on these songs brought us closer to each other and to the people who allow our music to be a part of their lives."
The album closes with their poignant cover of Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Helplessly Hoping," perhaps reflecting on their own relationship as a band and group of friends who might not know what's ahead of them, but will ultimately stand as one with or against it.
As is the case with Timeless, Bloom, and Ad Infinitum, the artwork for Echo was designed by iconic artist Derek Hess.