North of Nine is prepping the release of their debut EP "Alive" for tomorrow, and HitFix has the first-listne of that set's "Open Road."
The Los Angeles-based pop-rock quintet had friends and family sing during the gang vocals on this anthemic track, but that hasn't been their only support: Randy Jackson executive produced the five-song EP.
"I wanted to create an epic song, that will impact our fan's lives. I look at life as an open road, everyone gets to pick their lane and destination," said group frontman Jackson Guthy. "You get in your car and push through all the good and bad times in life. You just have to choose your lane and get it!"
Guthy has previously performed under his own name as a solo artist, singing on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" and supporting acts like One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer on the road.
North of Nine is skedded for a stop-off at South By Southwest next week, on March 17. Check out all their scheduled dates:

3/10 The Satellite (Los Angeles, CA)
3/16 McDonald's Showcase at SXSW (Austin, TX)
3/17 Yahoo! Showcase at SXSW (Austin, TX)
3/27 Live At The Vineyard (Napa Valley, CA)

And here's North Of Nine's previously released video for "Can It Be You?" below.

After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.