The last two years have been marked by several changes for American Aquarium front man, BJ Barham. Namely a new daughter and new band. This Friday (June 1) American Aquarium will release their seventh studio album, Things Change.

Ahead of the release Barham penned an essay for a premiere of the video for “The World Is On Fire.” He wrote, “This is one of the few songs that I have ever written where I can see my personal growth as a human being throughout the song. From the time I started the song to the time I finished it, my mindset and perception evolved. It’s always rewarding as an artist to know you grew because of an experience, but to actually be able to see and hear it is the most rewarding feeling.”

Leading up to the Friday release you can stream the new album, in it's entirety at American Song Writer.