Welsh rock squad THOSE DAMN CROWS wear their heart on their sleeves with the release of their deeply personal and moving new single, ‘This Time I’m Ready.’ The song laying bare intense feelings around loss and grief, in the band’s most revealing and vulnerable track yet, while losing none of the rock heft they’re renowned for. The official video being filmed and directed by Nathan Roach (Coal Poet Media) with additional filming by Shaun Hodson of Loki Films.
This release forms the midpoint on their upcoming, latest studio album, ‘Inhale/Exhale,’ set for release worldwide on February 17th, 2023, via Earache Records. ‘This Time I’m Ready‘ released today, and available now on all streaming platforms.
“This time I’m ready is a song about a one-way conversation I have with my dad. He’s been gone 11 years now but as anyone who’s ever lost and grieved somebody close, you never stop talking to them as they were (and will continue to be) a huge part in your life.”
“I think the whole grieving process can be both mentally and emotionally brutal, with long lasting effects. Everyone deals with pain and grief differently; I believe it’s made me stronger and genuinely given me more incentive and desire to go do the things I want to do… ‘This time I’m ready, light the fire in me.” Shares Frontman Shane Greenhall.
Shane continues, “In the music video, myself, Lloyd, Dave, and Ronnie show our own personal stories and individual truths dealing with the loss and grief of our loved ones.
For me… I believe that if I hadn’t experienced real loss in my life when I did, I’m not really sure if I would’ve been consciously capable of living my best life now. You don’t imagine what life would be like without a certain someone in it, but when it happens… then! … then you realise just how much we take for granted. Trauma will change you; grief will give you a perspective like nothing else, relentlessly force-feeding you the conflicting reminder of just how brutal, yet beautiful, life can be.”
For support with or more information on bereavement, you can access a useful list of resources on the Mind website HERE.
‘Inhale/Exhale’ was recorded at the picturesque Vada Studios (built within a 13th Century chapel amongst 20 acres of rural Warwickshire) and in the beating heart of their Welsh homeland at Giant Wafer Studios, with producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Monster Truck, Bury Tomorrow) and mixer Phil Gornell (Bring Me The Horizon, 5 Seconds Of Summer, You Me At Six) capturing this next evolution of the band. Pre-Order HERE
Recently, THOSE DAMN CROWS have announced a string of UK headline shows for February 2023. The tour kicks off with an album release day party at the Key Club, Leeds, UK. Special guests are yet to be announced. Tickets are on sale HERE.
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