Castle Black Release “Fly (Just Try)” for Women’s Health Month

On May 17, Brooklyn-based punk band Castle Black released their new single, “Fly (Just Try),” a powerful rock anthem that dives into the traumatic experience of dealing with the lead singer’s health issues.

Castle Black single

Formed in 2015 by lead singer and frontwoman Leigh Celent and drummer Joey Russo, Castle Black is a post-punk powerhouse that combines elements of punk, grunge, and new wave into one showstopping rock duo. The last 10 years before the release of their first album have brought Castle Black’s sound all across North America, performing in several festivals and making their mark as one of the few female-fronted punk bands emerging out of New York City.

Since their inception, Castle Black has released four EPs: Find You There (2015), Losing Forever (2016), Trapped Under All You Know (2017), and the gods that adored you (2018). Furthermore, the first single of their upcoming album, “Bright-Eyed,” was released in November 2023 and received critical acclaim, being named as one of the top 20 songs of 2023 by Scenes from the Underground.

Released during Women’s Health Month, “Fly (Just Try)” is an anthem for women who have had traumatic and life-changing experiences with their health. Castle Black’s single is no different. Leigh included her experiences with her own health as inspiration. Above all, this single served as Leigh’s way of expressing what the experience was like, from the symptoms, the diagnosis, treatment, and even the stigma against these issues.

“The song coincides with Women’s Health Month and is a tune largely about my own personal journey with endometriosis, adenomyosis, and fibroids.”

Leigh Celent, lead singer

“Fly (Just Try)” is an ode to those women who have struggled not just with reproductive health issues but with their mental and physical health, as well as the damage that illness can cause to their bodies. A music video for the single will be released on May 23, 2024. The highly emotional and personal single is the third to come from the band off their upcoming album, The Highway at Night, set to release on June 21, 2024.

Following the release of their album, Castle Black will tour all over North America in June and July, including two shows in Brooklyn.

Castle Black Tour Dates

May 18 – Brooklyn, NY (Fly Single release) – Unruly Collective

June 8 – Montreal, Canada – L’Esco (Equinox Festival)

June 22 – Brooklyn, NY (album release) – Bar Freda

June 5 – Carrboro, NC – Speakeasy

July 6 – Columbia, SC – Art Bar

July 7 – Atlanta, GA – Bogg’s

July 8 – Athens, GA – Flicker

July 10 – Chattanooga, TN – Cherry Street

July 11 – Knoxville, TN – Six O’Clock Swerve at Barley’s and Preservation Pub

July 12 – Nashville, TN – Punk Wok

July 13 – Louisville, KY – Mag Bar

July 14 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern

July 17 – St. Paul, MN – White Rock

July 18 – Madison, WI – The Rigby

July 19 – Green Bay, WI – UFO Fest

July 20 – Kenosha, WI – The Port

July 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pux Cider

July 25 – Saginaw, MI – Hamilton Pub

July 26 – Detroit, MI – Corktown Tavern

July 27 – Toronto, Ontario – Hard Luck Bar

Their new single, Fly (Just Try), is available to stream everywhere. For more information, fans can visit here.

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