"Comfort is the one thing you cannot get by looking for it. If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth--only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair." - C.S. Lewis
"Oh, the devil wants to drag my soul, drag my soul down to the lake of fire," shouts Abel vocalist Kevin Kneifel in "Fire Walk With Me"--the first single off the Poughkeepsie, New York native's upcoming full-length, Make It Right. Recorded with producer Matt Malpass (Manchester Orchestra, Lydia, Copeland), the album is raw and vibrant, catchy and real.
Formed by four close friends with a passion for creating honest art, Abel released their first full-length, Lesser Men, in late 2010 to over 14,000 downloads and an aggressive touring schedule. "The band was really thriving," Kneifel explains, "but I watched a lot of close relationships break down that year--it was a difficult time for all of us and our loved ones."
Born from the weight of those experiences, Make It Right showcases a darker and more pragmatic Abel. From the aggressive bite of the opening track, "I'll Be Waiting", to the faith-stretching questions in the closing measures, Make It Right is an indie-rock diary, achieving moments of real musical honesty.
"It's about coming to terms with failures and unfulfilled expectations," Kneifel continues, "I think that's a really universal feeling, and I hope that people who hear these songs will be reminded that they're not alone--and that those times can challenge us to become better people."
Make It Right will be available on September 18, 2012 through iTunes, Amazon, and all digital retailers.