“MCID” – this is the album name and slogan tattooed on bodies across the world, four letters that hold so much meaning, a mystery to anyone who is not in the know. Highly Suspect members Johnny Stevens and twins Rich and Ryan Meyer had not only been playing music for eight years before topping radio charts, garnering Grammy nominations and selling out tours – but they also had been gradually accruing a cast of comrades that orbited their star, friends and chosen family that would travel the world with them, move cross country with them and become parents with them. The growing community of companions have a name, and it’s MCID.
Originally from Cape Cod, the three band members eventually ended up in Brooklyn. In 2015 they gained national recognition for their debut album, “Mister Asylum” (300 Entertainment), with singles “Lydia” and “Bloodfeather” topping the rock radio charts. In 2016 they performed at the Grammy ceremony, garnering two nominations for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song. Their second album, “The Boy Who Died Wolf” (2017) yielded a third Grammy nomination for Best Rock Song for the Billboard chart topper “My Name Is Human”. “Little One” from the album would reach No. 2. “MCID” the band’s third album, is a manifesto full of Steven’s private confessions, packed to the brim with themes of self-loathing, body image issues, substance abuse, addressing his complicated past and trying to change his future.
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