Our main character (Rain Nichols) has just moved to New York with his mother after her father vanished into thin air. Left with little more than a living wage and a broken truck to transport them, our main character is forced to live in a motel on the wrong side of the Big Apple.
Here she meets our other main character (Logan Knox), a red-haired guitarist and one of the founders of the almost unknown instrumental metalcore band We Were Just Kids. It consists of himself, bassist Jason Butler and drummer Reagan Lee.
What begins with our protagonist joining the group on the fly for the school's talent show quickly turns into a quartet that finds itself in the spotlight of sex, drugs, music, fame, love, and possibly death. Not everything is as it seems on the surface.
The corruption of music, the lack of balance in the industry's power dynamics, and the temptations of fame all test the group's unity as past relationships return to haunt our protagonists. Can they handle the heat of the spotlight or the pressure of sudden fame? Can our main characters get through the weeds?
Or will they collapse like so many before them?