On March 6, 2007, Gotee Records/Capitol will release "Five Score And Seven Years Ago", Relient K’s fifth album in seven years and the follow up to 2004’s "mmhmm", the band’s third consecutive Gold album.
The album, most of which was produced by Howard Benson in Los Angeles with three tracks completed thereafter with the band’s longtime producer Mark Townsend in Nashville, is a departure of sorts for the pop-punk band. For starters, there are some love songs – happy ones. "I always write about what I’m going through and I can’t avoid the fact that I’m just really happy and there are some good things going on," says lead singer/guitarist/pianist Matt Thiessen. This happy state of mind lights up the exuberant first single "Must Have Done Something Right." "This song represents something that I"ve wanted to create for a long time," he explains. "It’s not a political commentary or a tear jerking emotion-piece, it’s just a feel good, fun song. Written at 3 a.m. with a smirk on my face, the song turned out to be something that you can tap your foot and smile to."
"Five Score and Seven Years Ago" will have 14 tracks, as listed below:
1. Plead the Fifth
2. Come Right Out and Say It
3. I Need You
4. The Best Thing
6. Must Have Done Something Right
8. Devastation And Reform
9. I’m Taking You With Me
10. Faking My Own Suicide
11. Crayons Can Melt On Us For All I Care
12. Bite My Tongue
13. Up And Up