Hard rock juggernaut SAINT ASONIA, featuring former Three Days Grace frontman Adam Gontier and Staind guitarist/founding member Mike Mushok, have shared the new song “Better Late Than Never” from their upcoming Introvert EP. The EP arrives on July 1. Pre-order it here.
The new track finds frontman Gontier laying his cards face up on the table. Listen here.
“This is a song I wrote about growth,” says Gontier. “I’ve battled drug and alcohol addiction for years and years. I’ve been in and out of rehab, trying to change and trying to become a better person. I finally hit a point in my life back in 2017, where I was just done. All of that back and forth with addiction just took its toll. I was tired — and motivated. I got clean and have stayed that way since. It took a long time to become the person I wanted to. As they say, better late than never…”
The EP also features the band’s well-received cover of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” which arrived last year. Additionally, the single “Above It All” is currently ascending the rock radio charts.
The quartet — rounded out by Cale Gontier [bass] and Cody Watkins [drums]— have perfected a fusion of gut-punching grooves, intricate fretwork, airtight songwriting, and soaring choruses. For as much as Gontier and Mushok had achieved in multiplatinum rock acts Three Days Grace and Staind, respectively, the musicians also architected the framework for a singular legacy together in Saint Asonia. 2015’s self-titled Saint Asonia kicked open the door as Loudwire crowned them “Best New Artist” at the Loudwire Music Awards. The 2019 follow-up, Flawed Design, only ingratiated a growing fan base. Lead single “The Hunted,” featuring Sully Erna of Godsmack, racked up 13 million Spotify streams, bringing their cumulative streams near the 100 million-mark. New Noise awarded it 4.5-out-of-5 stars and urged, “Any fan of hard rock (whether they’ve listened in recently or not) should give Saint Asonia a spin.” Meanwhile, Loudwire named it among “The 50 Best Rock Albums of the Year.” Along the way, they hit the road with the likes of Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Alter Bridge, and Mötley Crüe.