It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the passing of We Came As Romans‘ clean vocalist Kyle Pavone and the guys have said they were going to continue to keeping his legacy alive by continuing on with the band (which is great for them and the fans too) and today we finally get to hear what they’ve been working on with two new songs dedicated to their fallen bandmate. David Stephens is up front still taking the reigns with vocals and doing a bloody amazing job of it!
The first is ‘Carry The Weight‘ which is a bassy, scream filled anthem for the struggles we all face with our mental health battles. This was the first song I listened to and the second it started I fell in love with it. Fuck yes, this was so needed.
The second song is ‘From the First Note‘ and in previous circumstances, some bands have released two completely different sounding songs at the same time (e.g. I Prevail with ‘Breaking Down‘ and ‘Bow Down‘) and despite these two Romans songs sounding different, they’re both heavy in their own aspects and I feel they both needed to be released at the same time.
Lyrically, I love ‘From the First Note‘ as it’s about them talking about not being able to replace someone they lost. It’s heart-wrenching. It’s sad. It’s highly emotive and it’ll definitely become a staple at their future shows with all of the fans in attendance singing along for Kyle and those they’ve lost in the process. I fucking love it.
Welcome back We Came As Romans, I’m so stoked you didn’t give up!
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