It’s been two years since Fialta has released any new music. That all changes today with Made It This Far.

The San Luis Obispo-based band moves away from the synths on their sophomore album and shifts into anthemic folk-rock based around compassion and community. Made It This Far wasn’t supposed to be the first release. Fialta planned on a different single, but when the video shoot for that track was canceled back in March due to California’s shelter-in-place order, the band shifted gears. On this shift and inspiration, the band added:

“We wrote’“Made It This Far’ a year ago, when a personal friend and her family were grieving an unimaginable tragedy. The song is about the way that pain silences us — how words often fall short in the face of suffering. It’s about feeling helpless and dumb when others are hurting. When we don’t know what to say, how can we show our compassion? Should we still try, even when that attempt feels feeble and awkward and thin and incomplete?

This track was recorded back in July, when we had no idea what was coming or how scary things would get in the world; little did we know how relevant the song would become. Now, this is our feeble and timid attempt to express our love to you during this time. We can’t promise that everything’s going to be okay, but we continue to look around us and are astounded by all the beauty and courage in this world. We have so much to grieve, and we have so much to hope for.”

Fialta will release their third full-length record later this year and offered some further insight into single cover art and more:

“A week before our social distancing orders arrived, we, in our blissful ignorance, had a party and took some film photos with friends. It was the last time we got to lounge on the floor and pile on the couch with all our people for a while. The single art for this release is a photo taken that night. We’ll be sharing more photos from that evening as we continue to release singles in the lead up to our album, due out sometime this year. For now, we’re rolling with the punches, wishing everyone peace, and looking forward to the time when we can be together and play live again.”