As It Is
International pop-rock band As It Is — Patty Walters, Ronald Ish, and Alistair Testo — burst onto the scene with the Never Happy, Ever After in 2015 and followed with 2017’s okay. In 2018, they returned with conceptual and cinematic The Great Depression. The band boldly and ambitiously reimagined the entire album and released the songs as a series of four EPs in 2019. Having experimented with and perfected their blend of pop, punk, and rock over time, As It Is have truly found their groove with their fourth album, I WENT TO HELL AND BACK (Fearless Records). The new album came to life during a period in which each and every member questioned their life choices and wrestled with a world in a constant throng of chaotic uncertainty. The band also shifted to a three-piece lineup. Ultimately, these 14 tracks, including the anthemic singles “IDGAF, “ILY, HOW ARE YOU?,” “I LIE TO ME,” and “I MISS 2003,” are powerful, playful, and fearlessly chase the unexpected. It’s the sound of a band still having fun – but they had to fight for it. It’s a sprawling collection of songs that explore the confusing, conflicting emotions of the past two years. Having garnered a cumulative stream tally nearing 130 million worldwide, and with global press praise from Rock Sound, Upset, Alternative Press, Idobi, Outburn, and beyond, As It Is are ready for their moment.