The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus recently debuted their new single “Reap,” the first from their upcoming new album Am I the Enemy? which is due to be released late this summer. RJA lead singer Ronnie Winter says the he actually co-wrote the single with producer Jon Feldmann, who produced the entire album.
“It’s the first time we’ve ever done that, we didn’t do any co-writing with Howard [Benson] or Dave Bendith,” Winter told Alternative Addiction. “A lot of bands are doing that these days, you just feel closer as a team when you are in the studio trying to make a great record.”
Of the inspiration behind the song, Winter says its actually an personal anthem for the band, about the road they chose releasing music as a band.
“It’s just basically a reflection of us as a band saying that we made the right decision to take the hard route and stick to our integrity instead of being a sell out,” Winter said of the track. “Just about believing in your own abilities and being happy knowing that it’s worth the hard work in the end.”
First Listen: "Reap" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ hard work was never more evident to them than earlier this spring when they played songs in the Middle East for US Troops.
“We did 5 shows in Iraq and one in Kuwait,” said Winter. “We’ve played shows at bases before and even one in Cuba, but to play over there for the troops it was just an amazing experience, we really felt like we did something special.”
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ single “Reap” is available now on Amazon, iTunes, and other digital music retailers.