Bob Mussel
Jeff Nelson
April 08, 2016 09:00 AM

You know who they are – and they’re back with a catchy new single!

“Iris” rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will release their eleventh full-length album, Boxes, this summer, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first listen to its single, “So Alive.”

Goo Goo Dolls
Bob Mussel

A sunny, poppy departure from the alt-rockers’ oft-moody canon, “So Alive” builds over a breezy piano melody and upbeat drum line. In his signature baritone rasp, vocalist John Rzeznik sings an infectiously hopeful hook: “You can make it on a wish if you want to … Breaking down the walls in my own mind, keeping my faith for the bad times / Get up, get up, stand like a champion / Take it to the world, gonna sing it like an anthem.”

“So Alive” follows “Over and Over,” the first song released off Boxes in March.

Goo Goo Dolls' Boxes
Warner Bros.

Boxes is a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls – indelible melodies, intimate, heartfelt lyrics, and the anthemic, uplifting vibe of their songs – while pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production,” the band’s label described the LP when it was announced.

Boxes is available for stream and sale on May 6.

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