Post hardcore Italian band What We Lost have dropped the video for brand new song “Enough”. The band has also revealed details of their upcoming EP “Pretend To Sleep”, which will be released on February 7th. The single is also available on all the streaming platforms here: http://hyperurl.co/wwlenough.
“The entire EP refersto a recent period of my life, when I had to leave my hometown for work, and was left by my ex-girlfriend around the same time,” shares frontman Simone Galeotti “I felt like my whole world was crumbling. The lyrics glide through the different phases of this period: solitude, anger, regret and love.”
On the lyrics of “Enough”, Simone elaborates: “It is about the end of a relationship, the one I mentioned earlier. It was actually the first time I truly felt anxiety. I’ve always suffered from anxiety, but I never realized what it really was before that moment. Sometimes, during the day, I would find myself holding my breath trying to fight the pain. It goes without saying that was completely useless. It was, in some ways, some sort of tic I developed over the past few years. Doing this so often made my lungs and stomach muscles numb from the continuous contractions. During this period, the person who left me wasn’t helpful at all. It was like she was completely indifferent. It felt extremely selfish and maybe, that was the thing that after all those years hurt me the most.”
The EP was produced by Federico Ascari, mixed by Bob Cooper (Nervus, Cutdreams, WSTR) and mastered by Grant Berry (Stand Atlantic, Deaf Havana). On “Pretend To Sleep”, What We Lost’s trademark post-hardcore emo sound is contaminated by hints of shoegaze and post-rock.
“Pretend To Sleep” Tracklisting:
ABOUT WHAT WE LOST:
What would you do if your life fell apart?
WHAT WE LOST found their answer in music. Their blend of melodic hardcore spaces from energetic to introspective, and back. Debut EP “SHADES”, produced, mixed and mastered by Federico Ascari, is a four track record influenced by the biggest US and UK acts in melodic hardcore. With “SHADES”, What We Lost established themselves as one of the most promising underground Italian bands and secured opening slots for bands such as Acres, Casey, Canvas, Napoleon, Burning Down Alaska and more. After the experiences made possible by this first record, What We Lost took it a step forward when releasing singles “Beds” and “Chamomile” between 2017 and 2018, both produced by Federico Ascari and mixed and mastered by Johnny Renshaw (Casey, Elijah, Blood Youth, Dream State). The singles were released on world famous Youtube channel Dreambound, which opened the band to audiences in the UK, US, Australia & Asia.
Both tracks were handpicked for important digital editorials – “Beds” was added to the Spotify playlist “New Metal Tracks” (440k+ followers), while “Chamomile” was featured in Alternative Press‘s “13 songs you need to hear”, as well as numerous other appearances in playlists drafted by Alternative Press and Kerrang. Thanks to these singles and their unique live shows, the five-piece has gone on to play the most important clubs in Italy, and appeared as support for the Italian tour dates of Fever 333, Underoath, Starset, Tiny Moving Parts and Silent Planet. The band has a ready-to-release 3-song EP, to be published in 2020.