One Step Closer (US) announce new album and share single “Leap Years” out via Cooking Vinyl Australia & Run For Cover Records


Leap Day only comes around once every four years, but this one marks an even more special occasion: the return of One Step Closer! Today the Wilkes-Barre melodic hardcore heroes are back with the announcement of their highly anticipated new full-length, All You Embrace‘. Due out May 17th from Cooking Vinyl Australia & Run For Cover Records, the album boldly expands the scope of One Step Closer’s sound, offering their most anthemic and passionate work to date.

‘All You Embrace’ follows 2021’s This Place You Know and 2023’s Songs For The Willow‘, releases that drew attention from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, Revolver Magazine, The FADER, BrookylnVegan, NPR, SPIN, FLOOD Magazine, and more, and catapulted One Step Closer into the ranks of the most exciting new bands coming out of hardcore. ‘All You Embrace’ makes good on all of that potential, leaning into the most melodic elements of the band’s sound without sacrificing an ounce of energy. Today, One Step Closer fittingly shared the album’s lead single Leap Years, a blast of ultra-anthemic punk that perfectly bridges the fury of their early work and the unabashed melody of their latest chapter.

‘All You Embrace’ finds One Step Closer exploring the sonic overlaps of hardcore, emo, ’90s alternative, and more–resulting in the most ambitious songs they’ve ever written. Produced/engineered by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Koyo, Drain, Regulate), the record sounds truly gigantic, like a widescreen, technicolor version of One Step Closer’s biting sound.

“I wanted to showcase One Step Closer in its fullest state,” explains vocalist Ryan Savitski“Every single part of the band, I wanted it to be there. I wanted us to be 100% ourselves and be as authentic to our band as we could possibly be.” And ‘All You Embrace’ is certainly imbued with that sense of identity, a testament to knowing who you are in a world of uncertainties, and a powerful new era for One Step Closer.

The band will also be continuing their non-stop touring ways in support of ‘All You Embrace’. One Step Closer embark on a North American co-headlining tour with Koyo and Anxious this week, and in May the band will be heading to the UK for Slam Dunk Festival.

Leap Years is out now and streaming everywhere. ‘All You Embrace’ will be available Friday May 17 via Cooking Vinyl Australia & Run For Cover Records, pre-orders live now.