THE PLAGUE: Drop New Ballad


The Plague‘s latest pop punk ballad, “Living In The Past,” delves into themes of introspection and healing, touching on regret, grief, and the desire for redemption. The Plague explains, “I’ve lost a lot of close people to me in the past years. I hope this song can help anyone struggling with grief.”

The song opens with haunting synthesizers, setting the stage for a journey through the complexities of feeling lost and pondering what could have been. Throughout the lyrics, there’s a raw portrayal of the human experience, with references to loss, addiction, and missed opportunities alongside a yearning for forgiveness and understanding. Amidst the sadness, there’s a message of moving forward, suggesting that embracing change and moving forward is possible. Through its heartfelt reflection and relatable themes, “Living In The Past” offers comfort to those struggling with their past while hinting at the possibility of renewal and growth. 

“Living In The Past” showcases The Plague‘s signature blend of rock and pop punk, with elements of modern and alternative rock woven seamlessly throughout into a ballad that journeys through despair and aspires to hope.

The Plague is the brainchild of producer/engineer David Adam Monroe, a pioneer of Future Punk. The Plague’s post-apocalyptic themes portray the struggles of being human, encouraging people to break free of the superficial and to know they are not alone.

David has been playing music from an early age, highly encouraged by his parents, he received an electric guitar at age ten and took off emulating his favorite bands at the time; GreendaySmashing Pumpkins, and other 90’s rock bands. His career took off at age 16 when a promoter got his high school band on the Van’s Warped Tour.

As a producer/engineer, David has produced records with many artists including Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols and multi-platinum engineer Earl Cohen. As a musician, he has toured internationally–including 4 years on Van’s Warped Tour— and has played with bands such as Tony LevinMy Chemical RomanceStory of the YearNoFxThe UsedYellow CardThree Days Grace, and many more. ThePlague‘s debut album Hope For the F.U.T.U.R.E. was released independently in 2017.

In 2018 The Plague remixed Circle Of Dust’s “Embracing Entropy” (feat. Celldweller), through artist-owned record label FiXTThe Plague eventually signed to FiXT in 2022, and re-released the debut album with remastered tracks, new art as well as bonus tracks throughout the 2023, ahead of a new album slated for release in 2024.

“My goal with The Plague was to make futuristic Christian rock, when I was producing bands in Boston, my assistant showed me Celldweller and said, “This guy is dope and reminds me of you!”  I chased Celldweller’s blend of synths and guitars, and that exploration process helped me discover my own sound.  When I finished the record I emailed James (FiXT Manager) with the spirit of a little brother and said, “Hey James, look! I self-produced a futuristic rock record that I’m releasing on my label!  You guys inspired this!”  By some wonderful miracle he was excited too!” – The Plague

“Living In The Past” is out now from FiXT

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Watch the “Living In The Past” Lyric Video HERE.

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