France based quartet has been eager to show their peer that they won’t settle for anything but greatness. Resolve offered us in the end of 2018 a single “Carmela” that brought all the attention of the fans of melodic hardcore fans. Their strong work ethic and attention to details allowed them to open shows for Architects, Every Time I Die, While She Sleeps to name a few, all of that within the first few months of the band’s stammering career.
Thanks to a strong lead-up campaign, a couple of singles released via the popular YouTube channel Dreambound, and various official Spotify playlists, their debut 6 tracks EP ‘Rêverie’, released in October 2017 reached peak position in the French Itunes Metal Charts and #5 in the Rock Charts. The four boys spent the rest of their first year as a band touring their home country as well as Europe and the UK, and unveiled music videos one after the other, fulfilling their initial plan of releasing a fully watchable record.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve had this question stuck in our heads: what’s the best possible comeback for a young and unestablished band after three months of almost complete silence?
Definitely not by releasing your longest running song yet, which also happens to include a lengthy atmospheric break and a « drum solo-ish » ending? And yet, as I’m writing this a few days before unveiling ‘Pendulum’ to the world, I don’t think we’ve been prouder of a song yet. It includes lots of elements that were already used sporadically on our earlier works: synths, strings, vocoders, none of those are really new to our music, but are delivered in a much more noticeable and mature way this time around. It’s also worth mentioning that the overall production, while still completely done by the three of us in our own recording studio, is a step-up from our previous releases for sure.
Lyrics-wise, I think this is the most honest to ourselves we’ve ever been. Letting go of all the self-doubt that inevitably stems from giving so much of yourself to your art was a cathartic process for sure. That’s also the reason why we chose to shot our most minimalist video yet to accompany the song, as a way to invite the listener to delve into the various layers of instrumentation and focus on lyrical delivery.
« Let me wander like the withered leaf, for once I’ll stray from the Purpose »