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The Defiant Release Second Single Off Upcoming Album

'The Rearview Mirror Caught My Eye / So Goodbye To Everyone In It / They're Imitating Life'

Supergroup The Defiant have released the second single off their upcoming album, If We’re Really Being Honest.

The band’s second single, “Where Were You?,” discusses feelings of abandonment by previous friends along with finding success and moving forward in one’s life.

“The rearview mirror caught my eye / So goodbye to everyone in it / They’re imitating life,” the song declares. “Where were you when it all went down? / When I needed someone you weren’t around / Why was it that you were nowhere to be found? / When I needed you most tell me where it was that you were.”

The group released their debut single “Dead Language” which discussed anti-social behavior as lead singer Dicky Barrett sings about the “A/C blasting” while having “everything I need right here at my fingertips” — a reference to smartphones.

The Defiant consists of five former members of previously established bands, including former drummer of The Offspring Pete Parada, former Smash Mouth guitarist Greg Camp, former Street Dogs bassist Johnny Rioux, former member of The Briggs Joey La Rocca on guitar and keys, and lead singer Barrett formerly of The Mighty Mighty BossToneS.

“All I’ve ever really wanted to do is bring people together and share a message of peace, love, and unity,” says Barrett of the super group. “With that in mind, the music created by The Defiant could very well be some of the best I’ve ever had a hand in making, as well as one of the most important and thoughtful musical experiences of my career. I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Parada, who began his tenure with the Offspring in 2007, was kicked out of the band in 2021 after refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine citing the fact he had Guillain-Barré syndrome. Parada further noted his doctor advised against taking the vaccination and suggested the injection could lead to further health risks.

Following his departure from the Offspring, Parada partnered with Timcast owner and CEO Tim Pool for a series of songs released by the podcaster.

Pool’s “Only Ever Wanted” was released in August 2022, followed by the release of “Genocide” in November.

In March, Pool released his latest single “Bright Eyes,” featuring Phil Labonte, lead singer of heavy metal band All That Remains.

Pool’s songs were produced, mixed, and mastered by Carter Banks.

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