Alive In Barcelona released the first single from their upcoming “Flatline” EP titled “Parasite.” The heavy track intertwines the depth of their lyrical mission with a soul-penetrating vocal performance and masterful melodic rock instrumentals.
Alongside the song, the release is a hard-hitting music video to tell the story. It is a song characterized by polarity – choosing between feeding your inner parasite, succumbing to societal pressures, and deciding who you are meant to be amidst questioning your fate:
“Parasite is a song about discovering things in your life that are toxic, leeching off of your well-being, crippling not only you…but everyone around you. Life is full of regrets, some we can face and conquer, while others eat away at the very fibre of your being. Parasite is about that ‘eating feeling.’ The trial of facing challenges when you don’t have the strength, and the question: “is this who I am supposed to be?” – Matt Hoos, Vocalist of Alive In Barcelona
Hard rock band Alive In Barcelona, ignited the airwaves with their explosive self-titled album, ‘Alive In Barcelona’ which debuted at #6 on Billboard.com Heatseekers, #35 in Rock, and #76 on Media Base Active Rock Charts.
The five-piece from the Pacific Northwest have been to hell and back, suffering losses both personal and public. Persevering through the death of Jesse’s Father, a mentor and confidant for the band, AIB has set out to seek the lost, the broken, and the hurting.
The group refocused their efforts in order to pursue a message of hope after losing many friends to depression, substance abuse, and consequently, suicide. These trials paved the way for AIB to develop their mission statement: “to inspire hope in those that have none.” The band uses their own stories of personal hardship, struggle, and loss, to relate to their fans, in order to achieve this.
“We really want to help hurting people… too many people are depressed and don’t know where to turn. We want our listeners to know that they aren’t alone and that they can always come to us in times of need,” says Matt Hoos, Vocalist of AIB.
Alive In Barcelona has set out to seek the lost, the broken, and the hurting
Signing with SmartPunk Records in the Summer of 2018, Alive in Barcelona released their debut album in collaboration with Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Darkest Hour, Emarosa) Jeff Juliano (We the Kings, PVRIS, Shawn Mendez) and Brad Blackwood (Lamb of God, Sara Bareilles, Maroon 5) in February 2019. The album has amassed over 3 Million streams as of July 2022.
For 2022 AIB teamed up with Landon Tewers of The Plot In You to write new tracks for what would become the Flatline EP. Tracks Parasite and Asphyxiate were co-written instrumentals that Jesse and Matt collaborated on with Landon.
- Matt Hoos – Vocals
- Jesse Barton – Guitar/Vocals
- Chase Williams – Drums
- Cameron Douthat – Guitar
- Colton Anderson – Bass
Parasite – Alive In Barcelona
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