We Came as Romans have released two new singles titled “Carry the Weight” and “From the First Note,” the band’s first release of new music since the tragic passing of Kyle Pavone last year. According to Consequence of Sound, both new songs are about Pavone’s passing, which guitarist Joshua Moore made a statement about after his passing. “When Kyle passed away, it changed everything for us personally and, as a byproduct, everything for the band. An earth-shattering event puts a lot of things in perspective. We’ve spent so much time together. We’ve been doing this since we were kids. The one thing that won’t change is the way Kyle affected my life. Before we were bandmates, we were essentially brothers. In order to be genuine to our fans and ourselves, we had to write about what we dealt with losing him. At the same time, this isn’t just a bunch of songs soaking in depression. We want to celebrate what we built.”
The band then discussed the new songs, saying “‘Carry the Weight’ is about dealing with the immense grief and sadness throughout navigating the loss of Kyle. It’s a very honest song, and we’re very open about how it felt continuing to play shows without him on stage with us. It’s about the darkest part of our grieving process, and the only way we see ourselves moving forward — through the memory and the ‘light’ that Kyle shone on our band.”
The band continued to talk about “From the First Note.” “It shows the other side of the loss of Kyle, remembering him and all the moments we shared, what we’ve created together, and how he will always be a part of us. That we can find his light in every aspect of the band, and feel thankful that we got to have that time of our lives with him. It’s a song about celebrating our accomplishments together, reliving the moments from our youngest days as a band, and knowing that he’s with us as we move forward.”
“Carry the Weight” also got the music video treatment and can be seen below. The band will also be hitting the road with Motionless in White, After the Burial, and Twizted for three weeks. The jaunt is set to kick off Oct. 1 in Asheville, NC and will conclude in Indianapolis, IN. Fans can purchase tickets here.
Pavone died of an accidental drug overdose late last year and was 28.