The last time Protest the Hero recorded an album, they did it via crowdfunding. It turned out to be a great move for the band. Initially seeking $125,000 to record the album, they wound up making over $340,000 via Indiegogo to fund Volition. Judging from a video that singer Rody Walker posted and a Tweet from the band, it can be assumed that they’re going to do it again. In the video, titled “How To DIY,” you also find out the answer to the eternal question “how many lead singers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” The answer is more than one, as the video ostensibly follows Walker switching out a floodlight on his house, but things don’t turn out quite the way he’d planned. We do get a short song about the proceedings, though.
While the band hasn’t announced anything specific, the leadup to the video was a tweet stating “exactly 2 years ago we launched an Indiegogo campaign that was the beginning of what became Volition. Time to get started on what’s next…” One of two things can be inferred from the video:
1) That they’re going DIY again after the incredible success of their last campaign.
2) that doing DIY doesn’t always work.
We’ll see how things shake out pretty soon, most likely.
Exactly 2 years ago we launched an @Indiegogo campaign that was the beginning of what became Volition. Time to get started on what's next…
— Protest The Hero (@ProtestTheHero) January 15, 2015