The Cab's Symphony Soldier: A Self-Released Success
The Cab is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, that rose to fame with their debut album Whisper War in 2008. However, after losing two members and parting ways with their label Fueled by Ramen, the band faced many challenges in making their second album. Symphony Soldier, released in 2011, was the result of their determination and independence.
Symphony Soldier was entirely self-funded and self-released by the band, who refused to take no for an answer. The album features collaborations with some of the biggest names in pop music, such as Bruno Mars, Adam Levine, Pete Wentz, and John Feldmann. The album showcases the band's versatility and maturity, blending pop rock, R&B, power pop, and alternative rock influences. The album received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised its catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and polished production.
Some of the standout tracks from Symphony Soldier include \"Angel With a Shotgun\", a power-pop anthem with a string orchestra and a vocal choir; \"Endlessly\", a romantic ballad co-written by Bruno Mars; \"Animal\", a funky and raunchy tune inspired by Justin Timberlake; and \"Living Louder\", an uplifting song that closes the album on a high note. The album also spawned three singles: \"Bad\", \"La La\", and \"Endlessly\".
Symphony Soldier was a commercial success as well, reaching number 62 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 100,000 copies in the US. The album also gained international recognition, charting in countries such as Japan, Australia, Canada, and the UK. The album was re-released by Universal Republic Records in 2013, with two bonus tracks: \"Another Me\" and \"Grow Up and Be Kids\".
Symphony Soldier is widely regarded as one of the best pop rock albums of the 2010s, and a testament to the Cab's talent and perseverance. The album proved that the band could overcome any obstacle and create music on their own terms. Symphony Soldier is a must-listen for any fan of pop rock music.
Following the release of Symphony Soldier, the Cab embarked on a series of tours to promote their album and connect with their fans. The band headlined their own tour, called the What Happens in Vegas Tour, in late 2011, with support from He Is We, The Summer Set, and Days Difference. The tour consisted of 28 shows across the US and Canada, and was a sold-out success.
In 2012, the Cab joined All Time Low's The Rock Show at the End of the World Tour, along with The Summer Set and Hit the Lights. The tour spanned 34 dates in North America and Europe, and was one of the biggest pop punk tours of the year. The Cab also performed at several festivals and events, such as Bamboozle, Warped Tour, Jingle Ball, and SXSW.
In 2013, the Cab continued to tour extensively, both as headliners and as support acts. The band co-headlined the Everything's Fine Symphony Soldier Tour with The Summer Set in early 2013, with support from We Are the In Crowd and Go Radio. The tour visited 24 cities in the US and Canada, and featured songs from both bands' albums. The band also supported Maroon 5 on their Overexposed Tour in Asia and Australia, playing in front of thousands of fans in arenas and stadiums. The band also played at several radio shows and acoustic sessions throughout the year. aa16f39245