A Will Away are excited to share the new single 'Speechless' from their forthcoming new album 'Stew', due out Friday, February 18th 2022, via Rude Records.
The song sees the Connecticut based alt-rock band showing their range with twinges of twang, while the vocals of frontman Matt Carlson vacillate between vulnerable moments where his voice floats above melancholic fingerpicking and plaintively anthemic multi-track harmonies bolstered by distortion.
"Sometimes we treat the people we love the worst because we feel like we can," says the band. "'Speechless' discusses the sensation of knowing you've just said something you can never take back."
As with past efforts, 'Stew' continues A Will Away's practice of including carefully constructed connecting narratives throughout their entire body of releases, using contextual clues and lyrical devices that the band call "breadcrumbs". Whether using tone, lyrics, artwork themes, or song ordering; these "breadcrumbs" aim to envelop the listener in a sense of familiarity. In tandem, 'Stew' attempts to assert that the sum of all human interactions and experiences, no matter how trivial, often prove pivotal and interwoven once given enough time to marinate together. Presented as a disjointed stream-of-consciousness with dozens of interconnected points, the record asks the listener to reflect and think critically about who they are, and why they are.
A Will Away is a 4-piece group hailing from Naugatuck, CT who are redefining what it means to be a rock band in the modern era. Beginning in 2010, A Will Away found their footing through years of rigorous touring, starting in basements and moving their way up to large venues and festival stages. Throughout the years the band has carefully refined their sound to create exceedingly catchy and approachable rock songs with a significant level of depth to reward repeat listeners.