The song features The Ghost Inside‘s Jonathan Vigil. “‘Times Like This’ is about how as a society, we have accepted misinformation as a part of life, and in some cases, even embraced it” says singer Ryan Kirby. “Those in power keep us at each other’s throats using these tactics, and when we rise above the noise, we can finally give the throne back to the many — not the few”.
In 2011, Fit For A King emerged out of Texas with a searing signature style rooted in metal and hardcore and uplifted by hypnotic hooks. Following the breakout LP “Creation/Destruction” , they earned four consecutive Top 5 debuts on both the Billboard Top Christian Albums Chart and the Top Hard Rock Albums Chart with “Slave to Nothing” , “Deathgrip” , “Dark Skies” , and “The Path” . The latter marked their first #1 on the Top Christian Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart. Plus, the band collaborated with fellow heavy-hitters such as August Burns Red and We Came As Romans. They’ve generated nearly 312 million streams.
In the end, Fit For A King delivers an important message on the record: “I want to raise self-awareness”, Kirby finishes. “It’s not just important to fight for ourselves, but we’re fighting for others. You can reach out for help even if you’re scared. I know I was. I hope we can all reflect on not only what we put ourselves through, but what we put others through”.