Official press release:
Capsize will release A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me on July 22 through Equal Vision Records. Today, the Southern California-based post-hardcore outfit is also debuting the first track from the album. The music video for "XX (Sew My Eyes)" can be seen now at capsizemerch.com, where album pre-orders are also now available and include an extremely limited edition version of black vinyl (limited to 100). A tour exclusive vinyl variant of gold with black splatter (limited to 500), and a yet-to-be revealed online variant (limited to 400) will be available at a later date. All pre-orders include an instant MP3 download of "XX (Sew My Eyes)".
"The song is about the idea of wanting to move on from a moment, person or cycle in life, but feeling like your actions that leave you unexplainably content in discomfort make up who you are, and battling that in your head," reveals vocalist Daniel Wand. "It isn't about one certain thing, just the fear that you can't change fast enough in your own eyes."
A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me features a more prominent post-hardcore sound than on the band's debut, The Angst In My Veins, with the incorporation of clean singing throughout. The new album, which was recorded in Atlanta, GA at Glow In The Dark Studios with producer Matt McClellan (The Devil Wears Prada, Being As An Ocean), showcases the band's undeniable energy and intensity - and signature darkness. Lyrically exploring personal demons and vulnerability, as well as love and loss, and musically exhibiting an impressive blend that ranges from driving, in-your-face chaos to unexpectedly ambient, dreamlike soundscapes - A Reintroduction: The Essence of All That Surrounds Me pushes the band into new musical territory, while remaining true to their roots.
"For this album, I wanted to write lyrics that I felt like I needed to hear, or would have liked to have heard at certain times in my life that I have only just recently worked through enough to put into words. The title represents what the album does for the band, and me personally. It's a reintroduction of who we are as a band, in reference to the things that have led to this point in my life," shares Daniel.
"This record does more for me and my self worth than anything I've ever touched before. Everything from the lyrics to the songs themselves are a musical embodiment of my interests and personality and I love that I get to put that out there for people to listen to and be involved with. Right before going into the studio, I told one of my best friends that the most important thing about this record was that it needed to be something that if I heard when I was at my most impressionable point, it would've made me desperate to make a band. I think I did that. And I think if I had this record when I was growing up it would've led me to exactly where I am today."
01. XX (Sew My Eyes)
02. I Think It's Best We Don't Talk Anymore
03. Tear Me Apart
04. Favorite Secret
05. One Day I Won't Be So Easy to Forget
06. Safe Place
07. Split My Soul
08. Over You
09. You Got the Wrong Idea
10. The Same Pain