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Circles is the tenth studio album by American rock band P.O.D. The album was released on November 16, 2018 via Mascot Records.

Circles
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)
Length37:10
LabelMascot Label Group
ProducerThe Heavy
P.O.D. chronology
The Awakening
(2015)
Circles
(2018)
Singles from Circles
  1. "Listening for the Silence"
    Released: October 9, 2018

BackgroundEdit

In August 2017, the group released "Soundboy Killa" as a promotional single from the album. Later that year, the quartet travelled the United States and South America on the Soundboy Killaz with Powerflo, Alien Ant Farm and Fire from the Gods.[1]

In September 2018, the ensemble released title track "Circles",[2] followed by "Listening for the Silence",[3] which peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.[4]

The group worked on the record with Los Angeles production duo The Heavy, the most extensive collaboration the group has done.

The title of the album, possesses multiple meanings to lead vocalist Sonny Sandoval, who stated that "Part of the thought was, 'Man, is this new beginning for P.O.D., or is the beautiful end?'".[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Blabbermouth.net stated that "The rap-driven "Rockin' With The Best" has an old-school P.O.D. sound that nods to the Beastie Boys, while "Always Southern California" is a reggae-inflected rocker and the groove-heavy "Soundboy Killa" is a hip-hop/metal hybrid", going on to say that "The dynamic title track even boasts moody electronic flourishes, glassy piano, and laid-back rapping verses".[6]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Rockin' with the Best"
  2. "Always Southern California"
  3. "Circles"
  4. "Panic Attack"
  5. "On the Radio"
  6. "Fly Away"
  7. "Listening for the Silence"
  8. "Dreaming"
  9. "Domino"
  10. "Soundboy Killa"
  11. "Home"

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[7] 12
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[8] 93

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "P.O.D. drop high-energy lyric video for new song, "Soundboy Killa"—exclusive". Alternative Press. August 18, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "P.O.D. release hard-hitting 'Circles' title track—listen". Alternative Press. September 27, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Listen To New P.O.D. Song 'Listening For The Silence'". Blabbermouth.net. October 9, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "P.O.D. Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "P.O.D. Takes a Leap Forward With 'Circles': Album Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "P.O.D. To Release 'Circles' Album In November; Listen To New Single 'Rockin' With The Best'". Blabbermouth.net. September 7, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "P.O.D. Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "P.O.D. Chart History (Top Album Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved December 1, 2018.