Founded in late 2015, Kentucky-based Softspoken arrived onto the music scene in March 2016 with the release of their first single “Shorelines”. Shortly thereafter the band recorded their debut EP, titled “Pathways”, with producer Cameron Mizell at Chango Studios (see Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Outline In Colour) in Glendale, AZ.
The 5-song “Pathways” was picked up by independent record label We Are Triumphant and released one-song-each-month, starting from November 2016, with the full worldwide release in March 2017. The EP received very positive reviews, hailing Softspoken as one of many bands at the forefront of a ‘post-hardcore revival’. Immediately following the release of “Pathways” Softspoken hit the road on a series of weekend runs and longer tours to spread their name and music to new fans in new areas.
After returning from their slated tours, the band launched “The Speakers” a platform, or community, for both themselves and fans to share and support their endeavors. Backing a simple message of “be who you are,” the guys of Softspoken use The Speakers group to share not only behind-the-scenes looks into the band’s activities, but also parts of their personal lives. Their hope is to grow The Speakers into a movement that gives people a push to be themselves and follow their dreams.
With that very mindset, Softspoken returned to producer Cameron Mizell in July 2017 to begin work on the follow-up to “Pathways” (title and release date still TBA). Having gone through member changes, and having parted ways with their label, the band felt the need to push their creativity and show the scene exactly who they are. They have expanded upon the sound of “Pathways”, bringing fuller, more mature content that is completely their own.