Though it’s only been a year removed since Of Mice & Men’s last, Defy, the band have unleashed their latest single “How To Survive.”
“How To Survive” was recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Trivium) and does not feature any clean vocals from frontman/bassist Aaron Pauley. A statement from Pauley himself can be found below as well as a stream to the single.
“‘How to Survive’ is an anthem for those who have been the receiving end of unmerited and targeted hatred and abuse. It’s for the kid who was bullied, beat up, and ignored in school. It’s for the teenager who was told that they’ll never amount to anything and that their thoughts, feelings, and opinions don’t matter to the world. It’s for the person who has been told that they’re worthless, useless, or not good enough, time and time again. It’s for the person who’s repeatedly been targeted by those who only seek to tear others around them down.”
This song is for them. This song is for me. I am them, and I’m still standing. So, turn it up. Feel the rage. If you, too, are that person, you will know it well, and it will greet you like an old friend.”
– Aaron Pauley (vocalist/bassist)