A Will Away usher in the new year with the new single I’ve Got A Five, the latest song from their forthcoming LP ‘Stew’, due out next month on Friday, February 18 via Rude Records.
“The song tackles musings on the breakdown of interpersonal relationships,” explains the band. “As both parties grow ever more frustrated and hurt, someone inevitably starts keeping score. Eventually the whole thing becomes more about winning some unspoken wager rather than mending what’s broken.” The sweetly sombre track builds to a rumble and then resolves again in pattern on the back of math rock inspired rhythms.
As with past efforts, ‘Stew’ continues A Will Away’s practice of including carefully constructed connecting narratives throughout their entire body of releases, using contextual clues and lyrical devices that the band call “breadcrumbs”. Whether using tone, lyrics, artwork themes, or song ordering; these “breadcrumbs” aim to envelop the listener in a sense of familiarity. In tandem, ‘Stew’ attempts to assert that the sum of all human interactions and experiences, no matter how trivial, often prove pivotal and interwoven once given enough time to marinate together. Presented as a disjointed stream-of-consciousness with dozens of interconnected points, the record asks the listener to reflect and think critically about who they are, and why they are.
A Will Away is a 4-piece group hailing from Naugatuck, CT who are redefining what it means to be a rock band in the modern era. Beginning in 2010, A Will Away found their footing through years of rigorous touring, starting in basements and moving their way up to large venues and festival stages. Throughout the years the band has carefully refined their sound to create exceedingly catchy and approachable rock songs with a significant level of depth to reward repeat listeners.
Previous singles have been praised from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, SYN FM, PBS FM, 4ZZZ, Brooklyn Vegan (USA), The Alternative (USA), AAA Backstage, Rawing In The Pit, Something You Said, Milky and Black of Hearts.
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