Today, Louisville, KY band Greyhaven shared their highly anticipated new album This Bright and Beautiful World on Equal Vision Records. You can order the new album here.
This Bright and Beautiful World highlights a continued shift into a new era of the band, evoking a mix of anguished alt-rock and post-hardcore punctuated by moments of raw brutality. The ten tracks on the album are shaped by an authentic sense of emotive expression – the band explores new sonic textures without losing direction or intent. Serpentine riffs permeate each song, often building a sinister tension that helps the bands distinct melodic sensibilities shine. The lyrics tend to be stark and brooding, adding a palpable sense of darkness to the album. Singles “All Candy”, “Foreign Anchor” and “Ornaments From The Well” ebb and flow with ease, highlighting an unmistakably mature songwriting approach.
Speaking on the new album, singer Brent Mills had this to say:
“It’s been a long time coming but I am beyond excited to finally share TBABW with everyone. I’ve typed up a hundred other things to say but nothing sounds right – so I hope you’ll just give the record a listen and let it speak for itself”
With two records under their belt (Cult America and Empty Black), the band began writing This Bright and Beautiful World utilizing classic Greyhaven chaotic energy. Having written this record in 5 different locations, the band wanted to make sure that all of their ideas were able to present themselves once they entered the studio with producer Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio. Taking pride in simply being “4 guys who like to play music”, Greyhaven left with a diverse 10 songs that dive into themes of frustration, depression, the inability to fully express yourself, and appreciating the darker parts of life even though that may seem impossible at times.
This Bright and Beautiful World is available now from Equal Vision Records.
Greyhaven is Brent Mills (vocals), Nick Spencer (guitar), Johnny Muench (bass) and Ethan Spray (drums).
This Bright and Beautiful World Tracklist:
1. In A Room Where Everything Dies 2.All Candy
3. A Painful And Necessary Action
4. More And More Hands
5. Of Snakes And Swans 6. Foreign Anchor
7. Fed To The Lights
8. The Quiet Shakes
9. And It’s Still Too Loud 10. Ornaments From The Well