Of Mice & Men — Aaron Pauley (bass + vocals ), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Alan Ashby (guitar), and Phil Manansala (guitar) — have had quite a prolific 2021 thus far. The Southern California-based quartet used their time spent in the 2020 lockdown, which was the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in an incredibly productive way. During that period, the band wrote and recorded both the Timeless and Bloom EPs, which were released in February and May of this year, respectively.
\”\’Mosaic\’ is about questioning whether or not we, as human beings, can overcome our seemingly primal need for combativeness, because it\’s more prevalent than ever in our lives these days,\” shares Pauley about the track.
Of Mice & Men enjoyed a groundswell of activity around their previous drops. The new music was described as \”crushing\” by Revolver, and as \”thought provoking\” and \”cinematic\” by Loudwire. MetalSucks celebrated the new material as a \”call back to the band\’s heavy roots,\” while Knotfest enthused that it\’s \”a gut-punch reminder of their dynamic songwriting and unrelenting heft.\” The single \”Obsolete\” dominated SiriusXM\’s Octane channel upon release.
There is more to come — lots more — so stay tuned.
But for now, enjoy \”Mosaic.\”
As is the case with all previous 2021 music drops, the artwork (pictured below) was designed by the iconic artist Derek Hess.