Holding Absence premiere stunning new single and video, In Circles
Ahead of the release of upcoming album The Greatest Mistake Of My Life next month, Holding Absence have shared a stunning new single, In Circles.
Frontman Lucas Woodland calls the Welsh wonders’ latest effort “a really subtly exciting song for our band”. “Lyrically, it commentates on the mundane and cyclical nature of day to day life,” he explains. “Pointing out just how dangerous it can be to live your life without ambition. With such a strong lyrical vision, we made sure that the song and video followed suit, playing out in an almost hypnotic fashion.
“We think this track is really special, and will hopefully be enough to encourage people to reach out of their lives a little bit.”
The release of In Circles follows Lucas’ much-deserved Kerrang! Cover Story debut this week. In the feature, the vocalist describes how Holding Absence’s new record sums up the whole point of the band – “Which is to accept emotion, beautiful or ugly, whatever it may be, because that’s the joy of being human,” he says. “When the song The Greatest Mistake Of My Life dripped its way down through my family tree to me, and the lyrics sounded like something I would’ve written, it just had to be the title and the thing that informed the next chapter of our band.”
Lucas later adds that, “This album is a mission statement about celebrating life, and life in spite of death. It’s the goodness, regardless of all the bad; the small glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel, regardless of the chasm of darkness that surrounds you.”
Watch In Circles below:
Once you’re done repeating that over and over again, check out this week’s Holding Absence Kerrang! Cover Story.
Holding Absence’s The Greatest Mistake Of My Life is released April 16 via SharpTone Records. Pre-order / pre-save your copy now.
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