Candiria Frontman Returns With Park Lane
Band is hard at work on their debut album, "Letters From The Fire," but you can get a taste with the first single, " The Edge," which is being released tomorrow (August 9th)
Here is the background info we were sent: It was fate that ultimately united rock band Park Lane with lead singer Carley Coma, formerly of Candiria – a groundbreaking group in the late '90s and early '00s that found itself on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of their Top 10 Metal Bands.
Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn New York, Candiria was highly respected in the metal scene for their genre-bending ways. The core members of Park Lane, who are all based in the Bay Area, were not familiar with Candiria, but were instantly convinced of a perfect fit when they met Carley Coma.
Park Lane began in 2007, while Keller and guitarist Grayson Hurd were in high school together. The band continued through their collegiate careers, with Hurd recently graduating from St. Mary's with a business degree. Ready to record a new album and minus a vocalist, Park Lane put out a national APB looking for a singer – as soon as Coma sent the first demo of his vocals, the group agreed, 'That's our guy,'" Keller revealed. For Carley, it was as though a lengthy search had ended for him as well. Despite his successes with Candiria, he was looking for a new kind of musical soul mate. "I heard the songs and instantly connected to them. I fell in love with the music and knew that I had to be part of this, one way or another," he said.
Letters From the Fire cycles through a range of mood and emotions, from raucous rockers to more refined, alt hard rock gems. "The Edge" kicks off the album and centers on a sensitive, serious and universally relatable topic of wanting a way out. "Lyrically, one of the things that popped up a lot in my mind while making this record was people who were at the brink wanting to end their life because of the pressures that come with living. It's about holding on at your darkest moment and not giving up" said Carley.