Hey Monday fans may not be getting the reunion they had been hoping for, but on the plus side, Cassadee Pope is a tv-competition-winning country star, and now Mike and Chris Gentile have joined a new pop punk band.
Mike and Chris have teamed up with Armando Soler, Eddie Castinera, and Nicky Cedeno to form the up-and-coming rock band, Rescue Kid.
The band released their first single, “Make You Mine,” and their EP, “Ignite,” earlier this year. Keeping the momentum and interest going, the band will be reissuing the EP, now titled “Re-Ignite.” The re-release will drop January 28, 2014, and will feature the five original tracks, plus 3 acoustic songs, a brand new song, and soon-to-be-announced guest vocals.
Rescue Kid has treated fans to a music video for their first single.
Mike explains the story behind the song:
“Make You Mine was part of a batch of demo’s that I brought to the table when we began writing for Ignite. All of the guys were really into the structure and musical vibe of the song, so it was one of the first songs we finished musically for the EP. Lyrically and Melodically, Armando wasn’t really feeling make you mine at first. he couldn’t come up with anything he liked, and thought the song was a little too pop. Armando works best in the studio while recording, so he had put off writing to MYM for mainly that reason. Fast forward to recording ignite. It was our last day in the studio, the rest of the guys had left. it was just armando and myself with our producer brooks. Armando had been recording vocals for 3 days straight, and his voice was shot. We realized we hadn’t written or recorded any lyrics or melodies for MYM and had to get it all done that night… with armando’s voice gone. Armando and I panicked; Brooks our producer suggested Whiskey to sooth armando’s vocal cords. As we started drinking the ideas just started flowing, and Armando was able to sing all of the vocals that night. The group vocals and random conversation during the bridge were done at like 2 am, as an after thought while listening back to the rough mix of the song. If you listen to the song, Armando’s voice sounds a little different on that song, because of the condition his vocals were in while recording it. MYM ended up being one of our favorites on Ignite.”
Fans can learn more about the band through the 3-part series the band is posting. The first one is already live, and talks about how the guys started playing music: