Aaron Gillespie's new solo acoustic album Out of the Badlands was recorded and produced by Gillespie in his own recording studio in Salt Lake City. The release is comprised of reworked songs from Underoath and The Almost, two cover songs and three new original tracks. Out of the Badlands is a mix of old and new. Writing the record was a therapeutic release for Gillespie who recently went through a divorce. He says, "This is the healing process, this record, and the making of it pulled me through."
With refreshed versions of the Underoath classics like "A Boy Brushed Red...Living In Black and White" and "Reinventing Your Exit," The Almost fan-favorites including "Say This Sooner" and "Southern Weather," covers of "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2 and "Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt, as well as new original tracks, including "Raspberry Layer Cake," which was released by Gillespie last year, the acoustic album is raw and has something for everyone.