The Protest will be releasing their next powerhouse rock anthem “Show Up to the Showdown” through Rockfest Records on July 23. The single will be accompanied by a music video.
“Show Up to the Showdown” is The Protest’s first track since last year’s “Greater,” a chart climber that was a radio staple throughout 2020. The “Show Up to the Showdown” music video was filmed at the Alex Theatre in The Protest’s native state of Indiana, with a cast of extras played by fans.
“To win a battle, you have to show up,” the band says of the track’s meaning. “When we are faced with daunting obstacles, we have two options: run in fear, or stand our ground and ‘show up’ to take them head on. Life can be terrifying, especially lately. But when we rely on His strength, all things are possible. If we have the courage to show up, He will stand with us, and victory ensues.”
“Show Up to the Showdown” was cowritten and produced by Mitchell Marlow (Papa Roach, Starset, In This Moment). The result is a song of massive musical scope. “We grew up on arena rock,” The Protest shares. “If it wasn’t for artists like Def Leppard and Kiss, we wouldn’t have been inspired to play rock music. We embraced the sound completely with ‘Show Up to the Showdown,’ and we hope the song inspires the listener!”
The arena rock track’s release is perfectly timed to coincide with The Protest’s summer tour, a collection of dates including festival appearances such as Lifest and Move The Hills as well as headlining dates.