A Will Away are excited to share the new single “Speechless” from their forthcoming album Stew, out 18th February via Rude Records. The song sees the Connecticut based alt-rock band showing their range with twinges of twang, while Matt Carlson’s vocals vacillate between vulnerable moments where his voice floats above melancholic fingerpicking and plaintively anthemic multi-track harmonies bolstered by distortion. “Sometimes we treat the people we love the worst because we feel like we can,” says the band. “’Speechless’ discusses the sensation of knowing you’ve just said something you can never take back.” “Speechless” follows the previously released “Karma”, which arrived via a cinematic music video directed by Brent Campanelli.
Watch the lyric video for “Speechless” here or by clicking the image below.
As with past efforts, Stew continues A Will Away’s practice of including carefully constructed connecting narratives throughout their entire body of releases, using contextual clues and lyrical devices that the band call “breadcrumbs”. Whether through the use of tone, lyrics, artwork themes, or song ordering; these “breadcrumbs” aim to envelop the listener in a sense of familiarity. In tandem, Stew attempts to assert that the sum of all human interactions and experiences, no matter how trivial, often prove pivotal and interwoven once given enough time to marinate together. Presented as a disjointed stream-of-consciousness with dozens of interconnected points, the record asks the listener to reflect and think critically about who they are, and why they are.
A Will Away is a 4-piece group hailing from Naugatuck, CT who are redefining what it means to be a Rock band in the modern era. Beginning in 2010, A Will Away found their footing through years of rigorous touring — starting in basements and moving their way up to large venues and festival stages. Throughout the years the band has carefully refined their sound to create exceedingly catchy and approachable rock songs with a significant level of depth to reward repeat listeners.
After a decade of touring and sharpening their craft, the band has developed a bombastic and charming personality that’s rough-around-the edges in all the right ways. Their music is profoundly honest and paints a vivid portrait of people who work hard, play hard, and relish in the adventures of life. Lyrically, the band speaks candidly about the human experience; often finding gravity in daily mundanities or humor in sorrow and tragedy. Their influences stem from every point on the spectrum of Rock, Alternative, and Pop, giving their releases a satisfying variety that constantly blurs the lines of genre convention. Because of this, it can be near impossible to draw comparisons on what this band sounds like. But one thing is for sure — it’s damn good, and you’ve never heard anything like it.