Official press release:

Originating from Austin, TX, the female-fronted power pop/punk outfit Forever Starts Today consisting of Christina Murphy (lead vocals), Nathan Dunn (guitar & vocals), Troy Hirschhorn (guitar), Kyle Salaga (bass), and Nicholas Turner (drums), sprinkle messages of hope, positivity, and discovery throughout their lyrics. Today the band is thrilled to announce their signing with Third String Records, run under the operation of Mike Ziemer (So What?! Music Festival, Band Engage, Third String Productions) and their forthcoming debut LP Always Hope, due out August 25th! The album was produced and recorded by Joseph Milligan at ORB Studios and mixed/masted by Paul Leavitt.

Ziemer had to this to say about signing the band:

“I first discovered Forever Starts Today at SXSW in 2017. I was hooked the second I saw Christina (vocalist) standing on the bar and walking around as she sang every word flawlessly. It was their high energy performance, drive, and great songwriting that drew me in. Fast forward a few months later and I offered them a deal with my label, Third String Records. Their album Always Hope is incredible and I can’t wait for people to hear it!”

The band continued by stating:

“Signing with Third String Records is such an incredible honor and amazing opportunity. Beyond opportunities to play events like So What?! Fest, Third String is well integrated all over the country, and we cannot wait to make the most of our opportunities to meet and interact with friends and fans from all over. We look forward to seeing what Mike, Blake, and the rest of the Third String team have in store for us!”

To celebrate, Forever Starts Today has partnered with New Noise Magazine, to unleash the first song off Always Hope, “Optimist” a song about the frustrations that come with trying to continuously help someone who won’t help themselves. Fans can watch the brand new “Optimist” music video here:

Always Hope explores some of the tougher things in life (like losing a loved one, surviving abuse and finally cutting ties in a toxic relationship) but they all tie around in a positive way. The band elaborates:

“If you listen to our new record, you will hear that we draw inspiration from everyday life. We tackle a wide range of topics on Always Hope, but it can really be summed up by saying ‘this is what it means to go through life in your 20’s, in today’s world.’ We didn’t shy away from any of the more intense topics either.”

The main goal is to connect with people through music, by delivering a sense of hope and positivity by opening up about some tough situations brings a sense of rawness to the lyrics and sound. The band continues:

“We hope that in doing so we can help provide some listeners with a sense of sympathy or empathy and the feeling that they aren’t alone in whatever they are experiencing.”