Post-hardcore outfit Touché Amoré have announced a new studio album Lament, which is set to be released on October 9 via Epitaph. The band have teamed up with Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra for the project’s first single “Limelight.”
“Limelight” is also accompanied by a simplistic video, showing a bush in sepia tone, cut with images of two jawbones in black and white. The song has elements of post-rock guitar chord progressions and punk aggression that comes out through the screamed vocal performances. Hull’s vocals add a more soft and melodic touch toward the song’s bridge, which blend in perfectly with Jeremy Bolm’s harsh screams toward the end of the track.
According to the group, this track is about feeling empathy with someone’s grief, while taking comfort in a silent shared understanding.
“When you’re connected to someone long enough, and you’ve both suffered losses and been there for one another, there’s an understanding and a beauty to the quiet moments,” the band stated in a press release. “There’s a great line in Pulp Fiction when Uma Thurman boasts knowing when you’ve found someone really special when you can just ‘shut the fuck up for a minute, and comfortably share silence.'”
Touché Amoré posted a video to Instagram back in March which showed them working with producer Ross Robinson, who worked with acts such as At The Drive In, Blood Brothers, Slipknot, and Glassjaw. They also teased the possibility of new music less than a week ago. The group’s most recent studio album Stage Four, came out in 2016.
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