Nov 11 2017

It has been just over 5 years since Joe's death. Before that, we had been slowly chipping away at a new Johnnytwentythree album. That album is called The Bridge, and it is now done.

I feel like Joe would be pretty happy with it.

The beginnings of the album started out with a song that was written as a reaction to all of us watching a documentary called “The Bridge”. It was a song inspired by the idea of suicide, but also of finding reasons to hold on.

The album instead has become a memorial to the reality of the life and suicide of our bassist/brother/husband/friend, and father of two little girls.

It will be released on December 23rd.

You can preorder it on our bandcamp or iTunes/Amazon Music starting today. The preorder will include access to the first three songs now.

Stephen’s video for the first song of the album, Shipwreck, can be viewed here, with more to come.

Proceeds from the album will be going to the National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI.

 The Bridge is intended to be a candle lit for those who are gone, a light for those left.

-Michael J23

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