The Alarm is back and ready to release new music. The band is set to drop the new album Forwards on June 2, and they’ve just dropped the title track.

The album comes after a year of frontman Mike Peters dealing with some major health issues, including a battle with pneumonia and a relapse of his leukemia.

“I literally took my guitar into [the] hospital with me,” Peters shares. “I was on the ward for such a long time, I started writing these songs in between IV sessions and the first people to hear the music were the very people who were trying to keep me alive.”

The result is 10 new life affirming songs. “I’ve been to places only deep suffering can take the human spirit and, in the darkness, I clung onto every piece of light I could find to work my way back to life,” Peters shares. “This was the energy that drove me to write and record Forwards.” 

The album will be released on both CD and vinyl, with two vinyl options available, a classic green and white star white vinyl edition, and a limited edition metallic green vinyl available only at independent record stores.

Here’s the track list for Forwards:

“The Returning”
“Another Way”
“Love and Forgiveness”
“Love Disappearing”
“New Standards”

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