The five member group, As It Is, is from Brighton, England. As It Is signed to Fearless Records in 2014. Okay. is As It Is’ second full length album released under that label.
There were 5 singles released off of the album: “Pretty Little Distance,” “Okay,” “No Way Out,” “Hey Rachel,” and “Until I Return.” As It Is has also been streaming portions of their songs on their Facebook and Instagram.
The 11 song album has a 1950s vibe that displays well in “Pretty Little Distance.” Each song is different from each other and expands the group’s abilities. The song “Hey Rachel” was written for lead singer Patty Walter’s little sister. If you’re feeling the need to take on a slow song on the album, “Still Remembering” is one of their slower songs on okay. “Soap” is opposite as it has a more grungy and angsty feeling on okay. Personally, I enjoyed the more raw and open lyrics that As It Is had on this album. Each song has a diverse sound that’s pleasing to the ear. The song that stood out the most to me on this was “Austen,” and “Soap.” I’m so proud of As It Is for growing tremendously as a group.
Here is the tracklist:
- Pretty Little Distance
- Hey Rachel
- Patchwork Love
- Curtains Close
- No Way Out
- Until I Return
- The Coast Is Where Home Is
- Still Remembering
I got into As It Is before seeing Mayday Parade on the AP Tour in 2015. Seeing As It Is perform their set live gave me a glimpse of the energy they have as a band. The group is infectious and gets the crowd moving.
As It Is will be touring throughout the year of 2017 around Australia, Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Tickets and tour information can be found on their website. Hopefully they’ll be back in the United States (fingers crossed for Warped Tour!)
In other news, Real Friends will be touring across the United States with Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Broadside, and Nothing No Where open for them. The tour is from April 27 to June 9. Tickets and tour information can be found here. Also, The Maine’s sold out 8123 Festival in Phoenix, AZ is this weekend, the group also released a new single “Bad Behavior.” We can expect their new album on April 7. The Maine will be touring with that album, and tickets and tour information can be found here.
Rock on, stay humble, and be positive!
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