Better Noise artist, Islander today releases the new single and video, “The Outsider.”  Islander is brothers Mikey Carvajal and Chris Carvajal with bandmate Erik Shea.

The new punk rock anthemic track is a personal one for the band, but one that most fans can connect to. Front man Mikey Carvajal says, “Growing up, I was attracted to the punk rock subculture because it didn’t push me away…The Outsider is a song for anyone that feels like an outcast. Anyone that is struggling to fit in… know that you are loved, you are beautiful, and you are always welcome at Islander’s table. Don’t ever forget that.”

Islander vibes with the mantra that complacency is the deadly enemy of progress. The South Carolina band refuses to grow stagnant with time by challenging themselves to continually evolve. No two singles are alike, yet the group finds a way to make the combination of their vast influences work together. You cannot call what Islander does rock or rap or even nu-metal. They make music that moves people, plain and simple, and that’s all they want to do.

Now almost a decade into a career built with that mission in mind, Islander continues to grow a global fanbase. The band writes from a place of love and empathy channeled into raucous music that can incite mosh pits and comfort those who feel alone. It’s a delicate balance between chaos and focused effort that only Islander can perfect, and it’s because of that combination that the group remains one of the most versatile names in entertainment today.

Islander has headed into the new year with high hopes and a bevy of material. Four years of writing and recording has given the band their most diverse and collaborative music to date. From the rallying cries of “Freedom” to the meditative flow of “Crazy Crazy World,” Islander is creating a space for listeners to process the madness of today and find hope for a better tomorrow.