Holding Absence Announce New Album, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life

Listen to Holding Absence's soaring new single, Beyond Belief, taken from their upcoming second album.

Holding Absence Announce New Album, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life
Emily Carter

Welsh wonders Holding Absence have announced details of their second album, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life.

The follow-up to last year's self-titled debut is due out on April 16 next year via SharpTone Records, with the soaring, stunning lead single Beyond Belief available to hear now.

"We are ecstatic to finally unveil Beyond Belief to the world!" says frontman Lucas Woodland. "Just as jumping from black and white into colour is a huge change for our band, we believe the transition into Beyond Belief, and subsequently The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, is similarly significant.

Read this: Holding Absence say no to paid meet and greets

"Beyond Belief sees our band embracing the ’80s indie-shoegaze era with both arms, while still gripping firmly onto all the sounds that have made us who we are up until now. A song about love, and the fear of permanence – this really is Holding Absence, like you’ve never heard us before."

Of the record as a whole, meanwhile, the band reveal: "This album is about telling stories that are presented through the lens of hindsight, regret and looking back. There are songs that celebrate life when faced with death, and others that speak to the choices we make about how we live our lives. The fear of love, newfound respect for life and the covering up of depression are all subjects that rear their head. The Greatest Mistake Of My Life exercises emotion in many ways, and that was an important thing for us to do, because emotion isn’t rigid – it’s not just love or joy or sadness – it’s a lot of things."

Check out the video for Beyond Belief below:

Check out more:

Now read these

The best of Kerrang! delivered straight to your inbox three times a week. What are you waiting for?