Highly Suspect, 3 x Grammy Award-nominated rock band, released their long awaited third album MCID via 300 Entertainment in November last year. The genre-defying sixteen song LP is an experience that blends rock, rap, hip-hop, pop, heavy metal and just about everything in between and includes features from Young Thug, Tee Grizzley, Gojira, and Conor Mason of Nothing But Thieves.
MCID is a family meeting and an apology from lead singer Johnny Stevens whose lyrics demand accountability from himself and urge him to be more honest to conquer the demons that made him who he is. The album dives head first into personal experiences and topics like paternity surprises, insecurities, heartbreak, hope, false social media worship, substance abuse, and anti-trump lyrics. Tracks “Canals” and “Silk Road” express animosity towards the political landscape through fiery sound and hard hitting lyrics. Opening track “Fly” grapples with hard hitting issues like self-realization, suicide, and trying to change with an addictive chorus ringing out “Dear Johnny be honest / You can change if you want it.”
First single off album MCID, “16,” has reached #1 on Rock Radio in the US, making this the third #1 song for Highly Suspect on Rock Radio. “16” is a song about love and heartbreak, unique to the rock scene with not a single guitar on the track. No other song has reached #1 on Rock Radio void of guitars in the last 30 years. Other notable acts to hit #1 on Rock Radio since that date include Pearl Jam, Green Day, and Soundgarden.
Highly Suspect is in the midst of their US headline tour with support from Slothrust and announce their 27 city US Headlining Tour kicking off on February 1 followed by 14 dates across Europe throughout March 2020. Highly Suspect are also be embarking on a series of underplays ahead of this tour which sold out in a matter of hours. As the #41 touring band in the world according to Pollstar’s Top 75 live and in the top #100 Shazams, Highly Suspect is turning rock music on its head.