“We don’t want people to just listen to our music on a surface level. We want people to dive into the songs and dissect them and to really feel them,” explains Brent Walsh, vocalist for the San Francisco Bay Area band I the Mighty.
Since the band’s inception in 2008, I the Mighty have come to be recognized as one of the most progressive voices in alternative rock. Over the course of the past decade, the band has built a cult-like international following largely through their explosive live show – which has seen the band touring with such notable acts as Coheed & Cambria, Say Anything and Glassjaw, slots at England’s Download Festival and Reading & Leeds festival, and a 2017 national headline run that culminated in back-to-back sold out shows in Los Angeles.
“We want to tour the world. We want to continuously put out records that mean a lot to us. We want to put our own stamp on the music scene by developing our own sound. We want to continuously set and reach goals throughout our career so that we can better ourselves as musicians and people,” Walsh concludes. “And the thing we hope for most…is that our music means something to someone, the way that other artists have meant so much to us in our lives.”
I the Mighty have released four full-lengths and an equal number of EPs to date. Their most recent effort was the critically-beloved Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go full-length, which came out in October of 2017 on Equal Vision Records. Though the band has exhibited incredible growth with each release in the past, Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go represented a particularly bold step forward in the band’s creative journey. Musically, the album is bolstered by the intricate layerings of guitarwork from Walsh and Ian Pedigo, coupled with the fierce rhythms of Chris Hinkley on bass and Blake Dahlinger on drums. The diverse deliveries of vocals are further highlighted with exceptional framing of impressive multi-layered harmonies and dramatic yet balanced instrumentations.
The acclaimed album is a collection of eleven artistically mature, meticulously crafted rock anthems that sees lead vocalist, Brent Walsh, tackling the topics that have shaped his own personal growth since the release of their last album; both in terms of life experience and in regards to more abstract topics. The lead single, “Chaos In Motion,” premiered world-wide on BBC1 Radio Rock and also featured the ultimate “unsatisfying” video that was picked up by Viral Thread where it amassed over a million plays in 24 hours. “Chaos In Motion” opened the band to a new demographic of fans that have eagerly sought out the rest of their catalog and seem to have joined the ranks of the band’s already large and dedicated following.