SeeYouSpaceCowboy share new single and video ahead of new album—watch
The track is the latest offering from their upcoming album, The Romance Of Affliction, out Nov. 5 via Pure Noise Records.
Keeping in line with SeeYouSpaceCowboy’s signature dark sound, “The End To A Brief Moment Of Lasting Intimacy” parallels the vicious yet comforting theme of the album overall. Two weeks after the band finished the recording process, vocalist Connie Sgarbossa almost died from a drug overdose. She even called the experience a “physical manifestation” of the album.
“Writing music is cathartic to me,” she says in a press release. “Getting things on paper is the only way I know how to deal with stuff. So to have that happen two weeks later almost backed up why I wrote the album—it was a self-fulfilling prophecy. It reinforced that I wrote the album that I needed to write.”
The visual for “The End To A Brief Moment Of Lasting Intimacy” juxtaposes the darker elements of the song with a palette of rainbow colors. As the group sing and scream, the video cuts to various people kissing, a visual manifestation of the concept of "the end to a brief moment of lasting intimacy."
Sgarbossa explains that the song represents a mix of various emotions.
“Don’t mistake lust for love,” she says. “Don’t think that the presence of others can make you feel whole. We are angels with faded halos clinging to the doomed pleasures that wrap us together in an indulgent embrace, only to lose the harmony, unbid and move to the next temporary comfort.
“Even if it feels like the person in front of you can save you from the isolating feelings of being alone in this world, it’s only temporary,” she continues.
The Romance Of Affliction is set for release Nov. 5 and will feature artists such as If I Die First, Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, SHAOLIN G and Aaron Gillespie. SeeYouSpaceCowboy will also embark on a fall tour, beginning Nov. 6 in Anaheim, California. Tickets are on sale now.
You can check out the video for “The End To A Brief Moment Of Lasting Intimacy” below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
The Romance Of Affliction tracklisting:
1. “Life As A Soap Opera Plot, 26 Years Running” (feat. Keith Buckley)
2. “Misinterpreting Constellations”
3. “The End To A Brief Moment Of Lasting Intimacy”
4. “Sharpen What You Can” (feat. SHAOLIN G)
5. “With Arms That Bind And Lips That Lock”
6. “Losing Sight Of The Exit…”
7. “...And My Faded Reflection In Your Eyes”
8. “Intersecting Storylines To The Same Tragedy” (feat. Aaron Gillespie)
9. “Ouroboros As An Overused Metaphor”
10. “Anything To Take Me Anywhere But Here”
11. “The Peace in Disillusion”
12. “Melodrama Between Two Entirely Bored Individuals”
13. “The Romance Of Affliction” (feat. If I Die First)
SeeYouSpaceCowboy tour dates:
11/05 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/06 – Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
11/07 – Mesa, AZ @ Underground
11/09 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
11/10 – Kansas City, MO @ The Rino
11/11 – Springfield, MO @ Odyssey Lounge
11/12 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
11/13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
11/14 – Louisville, KY @ Portal
11/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
11/17 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
11/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
11/19 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
11/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
11/23 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)
11/24 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
11/26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Legends
11/27 – Lakewood, OH @ Foundry
11/28 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade
12/01 – Des Moines, IA @ Leftys
12/02 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
12/03 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
12/04 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
12/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
12/07 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
12/08 – Portland, OR @ Brightside DIY
12/10 – Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman