Islander Share Music Video For “It’s Not Easy Being Human” Featuring Lacey Sturm

Islander have premiered a new video for “It’s Not Easy Being Human.” The song, which features Lacey Sturm (ex-Flyleaf), serves as the title track of the band’s latest album.

Vocalist Mikey Carvajal commented:

“I had the opportunity to direct and edit our last few videos. There was no budget, and no film crews. All I have is an iPhone, passion, and iMovie. Thank you to my bandmates and @officiallaceysturm (and the friends in upcoming videos 🤫) for trusting me as I stand there with an iphone saying “I’m gonna make a music video with this!” 🤣.

I’ve always loved film. I shot and edited the first few Islander music videos, so it’s nice to be doing this again. Remember friends, it’s not about how much money you have (we don’t have any). It’s about how much heart you have to make something with nothing. That’s what art is.

Also, we would like to say how grateful we are to the fans that sent in their videos to be included. We had a ridiculous amount to use and it would have to be a much longer song to have used them all, so we used them in the order they arrived to us until there was no more time in the song to fit them all in the video. We watched every one of them and thought about the times we’ve met you guys at our shows and about the real conversations and stories you’ve shared with us. You guys rule and there is no us without you.

Always love – Mikey“

Norma Jean Announce September Shows With Islander

Norma Jean have announced some September shows with Islander. Here’s the dates:

09/09 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
09/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Scandals Live
09/11 Columbia, SC – Brookland Tavern
09/13 Memphis, TN – Growlers
09/21 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Room
09/22 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall

Islander Premiere “Evil” Music Video

Islander have premiered a new video for their song “Evil.” This track is from the band’s latest album “It’s Not Easy Being Human.” Mikey Carvajal commented:

“‘Evil‘ is a song about how I feel that a lot of things that are good are being called evil, and a lot of things that evil are being called good. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, just cause’ you call a rattlesnake a lamb doesn’t make it less deadly.”

Islander Announce July Tour

Islander have announced a July U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

07/07 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
07/08 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester
07/10 South Bend, IN – Cheers
07/12 TBA – TBA (feat. GFM)
07/13 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/14 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s (feat. GFM)
07/15 West Dundee, IL – Rochaus (feat. GFM)
07/16 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall (feat. Born Of Osiris)

Islander Share Lyric Video For New Song “Skin Crawl” Featuring Korn, Zao & Living Sacrifice Members

Islander have shared a lyric video for their new song “Skin Crawl.” The track, which features Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch, Zao’s Dan Weyandt, and Living Sacrifice’s Bruce Fitzhugh, appears on the band’s newly released album “It’s Not Easy Being Human.”

Islander’s Mikey Carvajal said the following about the song:

“‘Skin Crawl‘ is a song about how trippy it is just to be alive. If you really think hard about life and death, I mean REALLY think about it, it’ll hurt your brain and make your skin crawl.”

He also added the following about the album:

“It’s not easy being human. It’s something everyone can relate to. We know that this life isn’t easy, and as frequently as we’ve all heard the saying, ‘people are dealing with their own struggles that we may never know about,’ we want to actually apply that knowledge into choosing to be good to one another.

It’s as simple as the title says…It’s Not Easy Being Human, so we hope it encourages everyone to show each other a little grace in this crazy life. We included a ton of our friends on the record from Korn, Underoath, Zao, P.O.D., I Prevail, Bad Brains, Living Sacrifice, Lacey Sturm, Fire From The Gods, and Hyro The Hero.

I’ve always been interested in seeing my favorite artists work together and we wanted to do that on this record, by leaning on one another, supporting one another, and just having a musical party. We even had the wrestling icon Sting star in a video for one of the tracks. A lot of rap albums have guests all over them, so we were like ‘why not just do that with our friends?’”

Islander Share Music Video For New Song “Skateboard Flowers” Featuring Bad Brains’ Paul “H.R.” Hudson

Islander have premiered a new video for their new song “Skateboard Flowers.” This track features Bad Brains frontman Paul “H.R.” Hudson and it will appear on the band’s new album “It’s Not Easy Being Human,” which is set to be released on April 1.

Islander To Release New Album “It’s Not Easy Being Human” In April

Islander have revealed the details for their new album “It’s Not Easy Being Human.” The guest-filled record will be released on April 1 and the cover art and track listing for it can be found below:

“It’s Not Easy Being Human” Track Listing:

01. “We Scream” (feat. Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath)
02. “Evil”
03. “It’s Not Easy Being Human” (feat. Lacey Sturm)
04. “Lookin’ For Love”
05. “Lights, Camera, Action” (feat. Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D.)
06. “Skin Crawl” (feat. Brian “Head” Welch of Korn, Dan Weyandt of Zao, Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice)
07. “Black Scorpion”
08. “Skateboard Flowers” (feat. HR of Bad Brains)
09. “What Do You Gotta Lose?”
10. “Mayday”
11. “Crazy Crazy World”
12. “Y’all” (feat. Hyro The Hero)
13. “My Friends” (feat. Eric Vanlerberghe of I Prevail)
14. “Tear It Down”
15. “Freedom” (feat. AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods)
16. “No Sleep”
17. “The Outsider”

Islander Premiere “What Do You Gotta Lose?” Music Video

Islander have premiered a new video for their latest single “What Do You Gotta Lose?.” Frontman Mikey Carvajal said the following about the clip:

“Filming the music video for ‘What Do You Gotta Lose?’ was an exhausting experience – physically and emotionally. We filmed it in a small church building in Georgia. The air conditioners weren’t working, so every few shots we all had to walk outside to get some air. In the video, I play a version of myself where I come back to life at my own funeral. I’m there to remind everyone to “seize the day” (yes, that’s a ‘Dead Poets Society’ reference.) It was really important for us to approach the concept of death in a way that was relatable, while also finding a bit of joy in the celebration of life. I believe this world isn’t our ‘forever home.’ However, while we are here we need to do the next thing that is in front of us. This song is a plea for anyone thinking about suicide to hold on. It’s not always easy being alive, but it’s worth it. Joy comes in the morning.”

Islander Premiere New Song “What Do You Gotta Lose?”

Islander have premiered a visualizer for their new song “What Do You Gotta Lose?.” You can check that out below:

Mikey Carvajal said the following about the song:

“‘What Do You Gotta Lose?’ is a song about hoping for a better tomorrow. I’ve personally dealt with suicidal thoughts in my life and I’ve met a lot of fans that have as well. If suicide could save our lives, we’d all have done that by now. It doesn’t. It only ends the possibility of it getting better. This song is a plea to anyone that hears it to hold on. Joy comes in the morning.”

The following was also said about the visualizer in an official press release:

“The band also released an accompanying artistic visual, produced by 12 Inch Media, featuring the stunning artwork imagery from John Wellman. In partnership with the mental health awareness non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms, the video points viewers to resources for anyone dealing with anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts.”

Chad Moses, Director of Outreach and Experience at To Write Love on Her Arms, added:

“This past year has taken so much away from so many people. It has stolen the chance to make memories, a sense of security, hugs, high-fives, and opportunities to be vulnerable. I think it’s going to take some time and some frequent reminders to recall the truth that we were never expected to get through life alone. Every day we wake up is an invitation to live in the presence of others — friends, family, counselors, co-workers; and no disease, circumstance, or challenge waives your right to personal connection. I hear that message so clearly in this new Islander track. Regardless of what you are walking through, there is a place for you here. You belong here, and you are in good company.”

Islander Premiere “The Outsider” Music Video

Islander have premiered a new video for their new song “The Outsider.” Frontman Mikey Carvajal commented:

“Growing up, I was attracted to the punk rock subculture because it didn’t push me away…The Outsider is a song for anyone that feels like an outcast. Anyone that is struggling to fit in… know that you are loved, you are beautiful, and you are always welcome at Islander’s table. Don’t ever forget that.”