Prospect Hillgives their anthemic salute to a timely manner in their single"Celebrate". When the grunge rock sound matters most, Prospect Hill delivers the emotion filled rock song that moves their fans in the days of pandemic and social media to answer the question that begs to be answered, "Why you gotta be so angry?" Prospect Hill is resoundingly clear as their message strongly relays of why we got to"Celebrate".
The Massachusetts band's new single “Celebrate” was created in collaboration between Prospect Hill, writer/ producer Shaun Lichtenstein (Pop Evil, Lansdowne), and writer Producer Jim Foster (P.O.D, Nullset). Prospect Hill drummer Roberge was inspired to author the lyrics based on his opinion of what the world looks like through the lens of social media. The lyrics paint a picture of the vanity and the over politically charged platform that we have all grown to participate in - in one way or another. However, with everyone showing their differences of opinion and social stature, it only reveals how much we are all the same; death will come for all of us one day and that we should all take social media with a grain of salt and continue to live happy, 'celebrated' lives.
Musically, the band wanted to honor the grunge and rock sounds they all grew up on; taking influence from Nirvana, Deftones, and the like, as well as incorporating the staples of their sound that their fans have grown to love them for.
Prospect Hill feels that in these uncertain times of the pandemic, this song has never been more relevant as the increased activity on social media platforms shines an even bigger spotlight on the way we interact with one another in the digital world. Being able to step back from the noise and be happy. “Celebrate" is more important than ever and the band hopes their existing fans (and new fans to come) will find that message in the track.
The song was recorded and produced by OH NO! ØKTAPUS & Doc. D and Mixed and Mastered by Shaun Lichtenstein @ Red 13 Studios in Framingham, MA.
Prospect Hill has been a band since 2005 and have toured extensively through the US. The band signed a deal in 2012 with Carved Records (Texas Hippie Coalition, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown) after their album Impact charted #1 at Billboard for Boston Album Sales and multiple Heatseeker Territories. Their single “Come Alive” (which was picked up early by SiriusXM Octane) expected to break at Active Rock in the Top 5 with a full radio team behind it. Unfortunately, the label dropped the radio team and the single went to radio with no money or personnel support leaving it to do its thing organically. Due to the band's extensive touring and relationship building, many stations across the country added the single to rotation and the song organically climbed to #42 on the Active Rock Charts. Since the label didn't hold up their end of the deal, the band was able to pull out of the deal and go back to being independent. With a stunted single and a frustrated team, the band headed back out on the road for another two years only to come home, take a break, and limit their touring to a few dates a year and limited releases.
This new single “Celebrate” is the culmination of that down time, frustration, and eagerness to get the engine reignited. The band is currently writing for a new EP and will plan to tour once the pandemic is over.