Settle Your Scores Releases New Album “Retrofit”: Streaming
- Cincinnati-based pop-punk band Settle Your Scores, consisting of Christian Fisher (vocals), Ricky Uhlenbrock (guitar), Patrick Bryant (guitar), Jeffrey Borer (bass) and Caleb Smith (drums), released their third studio album “Retrofit” along with a new music video for “Broken Heart Scenario” on August 20, 2021.
It is their first album in three years, and is the first LP under their new label Mutant League Records.
The album comprises of 10-track, including preceding singles “1999”, “Staring At The Ceiling”, “The Way Things Used To Be” and “Meant For Misery”.
Settle Your Scores told Rock Sound about the album, “Nostalgia is probably the biggest one. I really wanted to avoid rewording the same sentiment on every song, so this album has a really great variety of lyrical themes from song to song. Not all of these songs are necessarily about me or my life but they all come from very authentic feelings and experiences. Frustration, helplessness, regret, love, heartbreak. I don't think there's one word that encapsulates everything we've packed into this album.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Alex Zarek.
The band said of the video, “The Broken Heart Scenario video is living proof that it was never a phase. We wanted to capture the visual elements of 2005 emo music videos accurately, but with a humorous twist. This video is a salute to all the elder-emos out there. Stay true, and lay your eyeliner on thick.”
“Meant For Misery”
“An incredible amount of blood, sweat, and tears (mostly tears) went into making this record. It's by far our strongest, most polished work yet and we're eager to share it with the world.”
“Staring At The Ceiling”
“I wrote this song for my girlfriend and I actually gave it to her as a birthday present. It's about laying around doing nothing with the person you love. Those lazy days are always my favorite days. Lyrically, it's kind of the odd one out on this album cause I think it's the only positive/uplifting song on the whole record. But musically it fits right in with some nice early 2000s vibes.”
“The Way Things Used To Be”
“This song is about drifting apart from people you were close with. Childhood friends, old flames, even family. When we're young we assume that these people will always be heavily involved in our lives, but life often has other plans.”
Photo by Alex Zarek
- source : Apple Music