Grace Time Feat. Killswitch Engage Members: Release of the clip “Rescue”
GRACE TIME, with Adam dutkiewicz and Jesse leach of SWITCH ENGAGEMENT, will release his second album “Songs of loss and separation”, on July 16 via the group’s own label, Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA worldwide. The official music video of the song “Help” can be seen below.
Leach says, “It’s a more rhythmic and more positive song than the rest of this diverse, heartfelt, painful and deep album.
“I haven’t been excited for anything in my career anymore. Love it, hate it, love it, it’s really a deep labor of love and catharsis. Proud of this song because it’s is really a raw, honest song about finding new love.
“Love isn’t always easy or simple, but if it’s real, it’s always worth the effort and dedication. This song is about finding shelter from the storm, that light in the dark and the will. and the strength to keep moving forward. “
GRACE TIMEthe first album of, “The Anthem of a Broken Man”, arrived in 2011, almost a decade later Leachthe exit of SWITCH ENGAGEMENT, the pivotal group of the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal that the duo co-founded with friends in 1999. The first music of GRACE TIME materialized during DutkiewiczThe arduous recovery from an almost crippling back operation. A collection of songs that the multi-instrumentalist and producer knew would suit his old and future bandmate. The acclaimed debut album by BBC Music, Aquarius and Rock sound. He purposely turned expectations upside down, with shoegaze and ambiance flourishes in his songs.
Now ten years later GRACE TIME first surfaced comes the follow-up.
Comfortably stretched beyond the parameters of the above, without sacrificing an ounce of integrity, GRACE TIME weave between thoughtful rock, heavy, midtempo, riffs and ambiance.
“Songs of loss and separation” benefits tremendously from the performance power of the formerDESIRE ON THE COAST drummer Dan Gluszak, who toured behind the debut album and is now an official member of the group. A handful of years in the making, “Songs of loss and separation” mixes tough wrestling confessions with narrative storytelling. The music is equally expansive, with Adam manage the lead vocals on multiple songs and Jesse experimenting with a lower vocal range reminiscent of post-punk and goth.
“Making this album was a way to get out of the twisted stuff that is going on in our lives,” explains Dutkiewicz, who once again took care of all the instrumentation and production. “The record isn’t very upbeat. If you’re looking for that uplifting album to get you out of something, this isn’t it.”
Leach okay: “I like melancholy music. It tends to be therapeutic for a lot of people, myself included. It’s strange and almost scary that we both had to go through a dark time to make another record. . It’s like this project can. T train unless some hardship arises in our lives. “
The couple’s vocal interaction creates a rich, dense and captivating concoction, fueling various journeys through dark soul nights and expansive excursions into nature.
“Adam is in the driver’s seat 100% “, Leach clarifies. “But he values my opinion, so it’s a great working relationship. I’m there to help him when he needs me. He’s written darker, slower stuff; music that takes a long time to come together. unraveling. The way he wrote made me think differently. It started out as an unconscious thing and then something that we talked about openly. “Let’s make sure this record doesn’t sound like IMMOBILIZER and that it stands out from the first GRACE TIME album.”
“The burden of belief” is a dark and melodic slow burn. “Repair yourself” bends but never breaks. “Bleed me”, evoking the grief of reaching out across the ocean to strike a greeting on the other end, evokes the pathos of grunge. A poetic flirtation with death, “Always” (which concludes the proceedings) is a third-person story about a toxic relationship, hauntingly told from the perspective of the abusive partner. “Astonished” will cool the bones of fans fond of the sludgy side of metal, with psychedelic undertones. “Help” offers one of the few clues to redemption.
“There are subjects on this record which Jesse and I never thought about it before “, Adam adds. “It was weird to do but really good. ‘Songs of Loss and Separation’. That’s what they are. “
“When we first did this GRACE TIME record, I was an injured animal. I was suicidal “, Jesse confess. “I was in a not-so-great relationship. The breakdown of my marriage, finding the courage and confidence to love again, happened during this album process. Not just to love others and find a new relationship, but to love me, which is a long struggle. I didn’t realize how much of a battle it was until I got on the other side. I think it did. was a huge wake-up call for me. It was probably the lowest process I have ever experienced mentally. and then very quickly regaining my wings. “
As the darkest work of ALICE IN CHAIN, TOOL or even THE TREATMENT, the sprawling second album by GRACE TIME channels a dissonant, menacing and relentless depression. It’s a diverse but singular statement, like “Disintegration” or “Dirt”, without specifically resembling any other group. A bewitching romanticism and a deep spiritual desire collide in a beautiful melancholy. “Songs of loss and separation”, drenched in an insistent blues, bleeds distortion and emotion like an exposed nerve.
“Songs of loss and separation” track list:
01. The burden of belief
02. Repair yourself
04. Far from paradise
05. Bleed me
08. to carry the weight
Photo credit: Hristo shindov