Two months after announcing their new highly anticipated EP “Pretend To Sleep” and sharing their lead single “Enough”, Italian post hardcore act What We Lost have returned with another new song. Fans can finally get a second taste of the EP with its second single “Still”.
The single will be also available on all the DSPs starting from Friday, January 17th.
“These songs are about solitude, I felt abandoned” shares Simone Galeotti on the song. “During the day I used to lay down for hours on the carpet of my room. I had no idea what I was doing with my life, I used to hate my job and the city where I felt forced to live in but with time I realized that was all about anxiety. After a year I met a person who basically changed the way I looked at things. In my eyes she was the only one beside me. She helped me so much.”
“The entire EP refers to 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.”
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.
In support of the addictive new singles, the band will head out on a local run with Polar and Tripsitter this February. See the full set of dates below.
“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.