US post-hardcore five piece Capstan have just dropped a banger of a track with ‘Shades of Us’, our first taste from their forthcoming album SEPARATE. ‘Shades of Us’ harnesses huge premise from the band with thundering rock melodies creating a storm of progressive rock and metal that’ll have your jaw dropping in awe.
The band only released their debut full-length, Restless Heart, Keep Running back in September 2019 and I guess they’ve really honed in and mastered their craft during 2020 because ‘Shade of Us’ is levels above anything else they’ve released prior. Guitarist Joe Mabry shares a bit of insight about Capstan’s new era and what ‘Shades of Us’ presents:
“There’s a dynamic shift. You’ve got a modern pop edge, but it’s still quite heavy. This is one of the flagship songs for the record. It’s about coming to a really bitter realization no matter how much you love a person or care, there’s all of this other fucked up shit in the way. Ultimately, you know it’s not going to work out.”
Some of the best songs come from a place of darkness and strong emotions, and this is exactly what ‘Shades of Us’ is. It’s an absolutely standout song from Capstan which places them ahead of the mark in alternative rock/post-hardcore. I’m feeling quite excited for the future of this band and cannot wait to hear more.
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
Capstan’s new album SEPARATE is out July 23 through Fearless Records. Pre-order here
Capstan – SEPARATE tracklisting:
2. shades of us
3. take my breath away // noose
4. alone (Feat. Shane Told)
5. blurred around the edges (Feat. Saxl Rose)
8. shattered glass
9. sway (Feat. Charlene Joan)