Alternative rock/pop-punk clan Grayscale has emerged from the Philadelphia punk scene to unveil their Anchor Eighty Four Records full-length debut, What We’re Missing.
The album is set to release Feb. 12, but the band has joined forces with AltPress to provide you with the exclusive first listen.
“What We’re Missing is a collection of our thoughts, feelings, and stories from the past two years,” explains drummer Nick Veno. “It’s a very personal record for all of us. It’s brutally honest and revealing of certain happenings in our lives—both happy and sad. We put everything that we had into these songs, leaving us completely unveiled and vulnerable, but in a way that was therapeutic. It allowed us to release the thoughts and feelings that were weighing us down and tell each individual story from our perspective. We revealed our deepest emotions on this record, and I think people will take notice of that.”
Lyricists Collin Walsh and Dallas Molster are never afraid to call things as they see them, and that kind of blunt and brutal honesty certainly didn’t change for this record. The band held nothing back.
“This album is about things that haunt us. It is about life altering events and changes that keep us awake for hours on end,” Walsh describes of the album. “Bad things happen for a good reason, right? If that's the case, then why does it never feel that way?”
Walsh continues to say the stories found in the What We’re Missing reflect the pain derived from change. While we may not initially understand why these things occur, the singer aims to reassure others that what they’re missing has vanished for the better.
“The ‘what ifs’ and ‘what could have beens’ were cut short or stunted for a reason,” Walsh says. “The world is a fucked up place, but hopefully hearing about it from our shoes helps you not feel so alone.”
Blending pure, raw emotion with elements of alternative rock and punk roots, Grayscale has spent the past four years crafting their own unique, loud and catchy sound with bouncy rhythms and memorable hooks that will stick in your head on the first listen. Their relatable lyrics will have you singing and screaming along in no time.
We've got the exclusive stream, and you can pre-order What We're Missing today on the band's website.