Flyleaf Premiere New Single 'Something Better' Featuring P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval

New EP "Who We Are" slated for July 9th release, co-headlining tour with P.O.D. starting July 13th.

Flyleaf Premiere New Single 'Something Better' Featuring P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval
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Platinum selling rock group Flyleaf recently premiered their new single "Something Better" on Loudwire. The single, servicing to Rock Radio this week and featuring Sonny Sandoval from P.O.D., is included on the band's forthcoming EP, "Who We Are," which is slated for a July 9th release via A&M/Octone Records. The highly anticipated EP features live songs from Flyleaf's recent tour with new singer Kristen May. Flyleaf will also be co-headlining a tour with P.O.D. starting July 13. This 5-track release features Flyleaf's signature live sound including hits like "Call You Out," "Fire Fire," "Broken Wings," "Sorrow" plus new track "Something Better." The band went into the studio with super producer Howard Benson during a break between a busy schedule of touring and writing new songs. "The live tracks came from our 2013 Winter tour with Drowning Pool. 'Something Better' is one of the first songs we wrote with Kristen May" says the band. "It was an awesome experience writing together! Plus, having Sonny from P.O.D. on this track was really special. We've been fans of theirs for years, and it was an honor to do this collaboration. We think y'all will love it!" Flyleaf hits the road on a co-headlining nationwide tour with P.O.D. beginning July 13 in Kenosha, WI and continues through August 10 in San Diego, CA. The band will be offering the sale of limited edition silk-screen prints designed by bass player Pat Seals on the Flyleaf website and bundled with the "Who We Are" EP.
Flyleaf is Kristen May (vocals), Pat Seals (bass), Sameer Bhattacharya (lead guitar), Jared Hartmann (rhythm guitar) and James Culpepper (drums). Flyleaf/P.O.D. tour dates are: 07/13 - Kenosha, WI - Brad Stop 07/14 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes 07/16 - Dayton, OH McGuffy's House o f Rock 07/18 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop 07/19 - Baltimore, MD Rams Head 07/20 - Luzerne, PA Brews Brothers West 07/21 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA 07/23 - Boston, MA House of Blue 07/24 - New York, NY Highline Ballroom 07/26 - Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall 07/27 - Syracuse, NY New York State Fair 07/29 - Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works 07/30 - Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theater 08/02 - Dallas, TX Trees 08/04 - Amarillo, TX Midnight Rodeo 08/06 - Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater 08/08 - Anaheim, CA House of Blues 08/09 - Los Angeles, CA House of Blues 08/10 - San Diego, CA House of Blues

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    FireReaverX
    No Lacey = No Flyleaf And this song is ridiculous. If a song sounds too poppy for FLYLEAF, then there is something seriously wrong...
    DystoCreativity
    Normally, I'm fine with singers coming and going, but not so much in this case - Lacey's voice was effectively Flyleaf.
    Patrijz
    I completely agree. Lacey gave Flyleaf so much character. I really miss character in this song. This is just a very bland pop song! Kristen May is a great singer, but (aside from her voice sounding Paramore-ish) the song itself just doesn't have that unique sound Flyleaf was known and praised for. At least that's what I think.
    mennie9
    glad that P.O.D. finally gets some love. One of the most underrated bands in my opinion...
    TryTheKetchup
    I'm afraid the band, tagged as "christian rapcore" has no chances here, on UG. Although, they're really good.
    crazysam23_Atax
    "Rapcore"? What exactly is "-core" about P.O.D.? There's zero hardcore influence there. But they do get a bad rep because they're Christians. Do people even know what "-core" means these days? Or do they just tag it onto whatever?
    takenthecannoli
    They don't get a bad rep. They're the "Youth of the Nation" guys. Beyond that, they haven't had enough exposure to have much of a rep either way.
    VertigoViking
    haven't had enough exposure? give me a break.
    mysticguitar77
    I agree, P.O.D. are past their hey-day when they had enormous exposure during the nu-metal era. They've had big hits aside from "Youth Of The Nation". Everybody has probably heard "Boom" and "Alive" sometime in their lifetime plus their dozen or so other hits. They've had their fair share of exposure, but somewhere along the line they fell out of the loop and lost some relativity, hence, P.O.D. is used mostly as a supporting act when they could have easily headlined 10 years ago. Anyways, I still like 'em. Murdered Love is one of their better albums where they really showcased their creativity and diversity. It's not just a rock album, but a little metal, a little reggae, a little ska, a little bit of everything P.O.D. is known for over their career. And P.O.D. was never a rapcore band. They are/were a rap metal band (which coincides with nu-metal). There's little to no hardcore influences in P.O.D.'s music therefore, can't really throw them in a "-core" genre.
    DaniArrow
    I saw them 2 days ago supporting HellYeah. They kind of sucked - but I'm aware that is my personal opinion. I was pretty bored and heard about 2-3 songs that were "alright" in their set.
    azrael667
    Instead of joining up with Flyleaf shouldn't Sonny have done *sunglasses* something better?
    Maniac206
    This song is good. This sounds like Paramore during their Riot era. But I miss the old Flyleaf.
    takenthecannoli
    Never was much of a Flyleaf fan, but Lacey at least had character. This chick is pretty much a stand-in.
    phantom_lord586
    Are they trying to say this is "something better" hahaha, they're wrong. It's good in it's own right, but not something I'd wanna hear from Flyleaf.. Sonny's voice sounds auto-tuned to the max.. he should stick to rapping.
    akosiehm
    The title of the song says it all, its great to hear the new vocalist, though it really sounds like Paramore yet its still Flyleaf (I will wait for a song with a screaming part), POD is also a great band, love them all.
    mathiaes
    I think the song is fine, but it doesn't sound like flyleaf to me. But then again, I only really heard their debut album, I have no idea how the other albums sounds. But this song is fine, not great