PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix spoke to Canada's Global News about the musical direction and lyrical content of the band's upcoming 10th studio album, "Who Do You Trust?" "There's a feeling of nostalgia, but also future fucking P. ROACH," he said. "Lyrically, it's the story of the general struggle and how you find peace within these necessary human feelings. Things that we all live at one point in our lives. They unite us. It's like this odd juxtaposition of maturity and adolescence. I feel that the dichotomy of the record keeps it fresh. Musically, it's like the most fucking extreme record we've ever made."
Asked how he thinks PAPA ROACH has managed to stay relevant with the decline of hard rock and metal, drummer Tony Palermo said: "It's hard to, because the listeners nowadays have so much to work with. They can only do 10 seconds of a song at a time. So you've gotta try and capture the listener. I feel that we still do that." Jacoby added: "With great music and an even better live show. Something that's been an integral part of our careers. When we get up there and play these hits, people go, 'Oh fuck, I remember that from that year,' so we're now shaping up to be one of those legacy bands. We're becoming the soundtrack for some of these people's lives and continue to do so. We look at our demographic now and know there's a future for P. ROACH, because it's still thriving with this youth culture. It's all kids in the front row. Most of them probably weren't even born when our shit dropped."
"Who Do You Trust?" will be released on January 18, 2019 through Eleven Seven Music. The 12-track disc was produced by Nick "RAS" Furlong and Colin Cunningham, except for "Top Of The World", which was produced by Jason Evigan.
The official lyric video for "Not The Only One" can be seen below. The song follows last month's release of new tracks "Renegade Music" and "Who Do You Trust?"