AS IT IS RELEASE NEW TRACK THE FIRE, THE DARK FROM THE GREAT DEPRESSION OUT AUGUST 10TH ON FEARLESS RECORDS
Toronto, ON – August 3, 2018 – As It Is, have today shared the third taste of their upcoming third album, The Great Depression, in the form of new song, The Fire, The Dark.
Speaking of the track, singer Patty Walters says, “The Fire, The Dark is about self-destruction. Weighed down by his regrets and resentments, The Poet turns to habits of self-destruction as a coping mechanism, isolated and completely withdrawn from the world, neurotic and unstable, consequently jeopardising his relationship with his wife.
This song in particular is one of the boldest musical departures from the As It Is many have come to know. It was a pleasure and a privilege writing this song alongside Larry Hibbitt of Hundred Reasons, a band whose sound directly influenced The Great Depression’s darker direction.”
AN INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GREAT DEPRESSION' FROM VOCALIST PATTY WALTERS:
"The Great Depression’ is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution.
We’ve approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas. More so than ever before, we’ll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change."
MORE ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
When music is as its best, it is capable of holding a mirror up to the human condition in a way few other art forms can ever match.
In the hands of the observant, the erudite, the compassionate and the philosophical, music allows us to better understand who we are and feel powerfully less alone.
With their third album, The Great Depression, As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do.
Across ‘The Great Depression’s dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around ‘reaching out to talk’ is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words.
Pre-order the album HERE.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION UK HEADLINE SHOWS:
November 25 – Bristol Thekla, UK
November 26 – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, UK
November 28 – Manchester Ritz, UK
November 29 – Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
December 1 – London The Forum, UK
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