The return of Insight for their first LP in 30 years, Reflection—a 19-track career-spanning collection of material from the Salt Lake City hardcore pioneers.Via Mission Two Entertainment.
In 1989, the band released a 7” EP, Standing Strong, which was later reissued as What It Will Take in 1990. The band was had only been together for a handful of years, yet a legacy in hardcore remained. These long out-of-print songs are now seeing the light of day via the new album, which features hard-to-find compilation tracks and a 1989 live set from New Jersey while on tour with Social Distortion.
“The title definitely says it all,” vocalist Mark Starr says of the release. “This album is a retrospect and a reflection to the history of INSIGHT. Most of those songs were written when we were teenagers back in the ‘80s and still have meaning for those who supported us back then.”
“With our new songs I hope it’s clear about how we feel about the current administration. I am very opposed to what is happening with our government but it’s safe to say most have felt that way for years. I also encourage living a meat-free, cruelty-free, lifestyle,” he furthers.
“The band reworked the music and decided to write lyrics that seemed relevant to what’s happening around us today,” says guitarist James Holder. “We want people to know how important it was for us to return as the exact same band members as 1989. We’ve remained friends for 30 years and still play music together.” Rounding up the band with Starr and Holder are drummer Joseph “Chubba” Smith, bassist Doug Wright, and guitarist Jeremey Chatelain.