New Years Day announce brand-new album with reunited original line-up

New Years Day’s fifth album Half Black Heart sees the band’s first line-up reunite, with Ash Costello revealing that as a result they’ve “tapped into the original sound that initially defined” them.

New Years Day announce brand-new album with reunited original line-up
Emily Carter

A month on from the release of Vampyre, New Years Day are back with even more new music.

The band have just announced details of their fifth album Half Black Heart, which will arrive on March 1 and is a record that “holds a deep significance for us”, according to vocalist Ash Costello.

She explains: “While it’s common for musicians to express affection for their albums, this one truly stands out to me. It feels like the culmination of all the hard work and growth we’ve experienced while creating our previous albums coming together. We’ve taken everything we've learned from those songs and poured it into this record.

“One of the reasons why Half Black Heart is so special is because we were able to reunite with our original line-up,” Ash continues. “By adding Jeremy Valentyne, Brandon Wolfe and Trixx to the mix, we tapped into the original sound that initially defined New Years Day. It allowed it to evolve into an authentic representation of who we are today! The title Half Black Heart visually symbolizes the essence of our band. It represents the duality that has always been a part of us – half red, half black; half heavy, half poppy; half dark, half fun, half metal and half rock. We have always embraced our unique identity, but with this album, we truly harnessed the fearlessness that New Years Day embodies and translated it into our music.”

To mark the announcement, NYD have unveiled new single Secrets – check out that below.

See the full Half Black Heart tracklist:

1. Vampyre
2. Half Black Heart
3. Hurts Like Hell
4. Secrets
5. Fearless
6. Bullet Proof
7. Burn It All Down
8. Enemy
9. I Still Believe
10. Unbreak My Heart
11. So Sick
12. Creature Of Habit

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