A six-minute video in which San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (Payable On death) discuss the songwriting process for their upcoming album, “Circles”, can be seen below. The band’s new studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group.
On ‘Circles’, P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell and Jordan Miller), who ensured the album is contemporary sounding without losing any of the band’s core sonic signifiers. The rap-driven ‘Rockin’ With The Best’ has an old-school P.O.D. sound that nods to the Beastie Boys, while ‘Always Southern California’ is a reggae-inflected rocker and the groove-heavy ‘Soundboy Killa’ is a hip-hop/metal hybrid. The dynamic title track even boasts moody electronic flourishes, glassy piano, and laid-back rapping verses.