Underworld, the cathartic new album from Tonight Alive, is an honest representation of what has happened to the band in the past year. The band’s most organic album yet, Underworld is a raw and real insight to a band reconnecting with their authentic selves.
“I think a lot of people have put me on a pedestal, thinking I’m a really happy bright positive person,” says frontwoman Jenna McDougall. “I think it’s important to set an example that we all have darkness and we all have pain and that pain can make us sick. Emotional trauma can have a huge mental, physical and spiritual effect on you and it’s important to address those things. The fact that it’s coming from someone like me, I hope is helpful because people definitely have had one perspective on me so far.”
Since 2008, from the outside it seemed like Tonight Alive were living every band’s dream: they were signed to a major label, released a trio of successful albums – including two ARIA Top 10 hits – and years of relentless touring saw the Sydneysiders become a force on the global music scene.