GRAYSCALE Announce new album ‘Nella Vita’ – set for release 06 September on Fearless Records

July 7, 2019

GRAYSCALE Announce new album ‘Nella Vita’

Set for release 06 September via Fearless Records

New single ‘In Violet’ released

UK & European Tour with Real Friends in Oct/Nov

Grayscale have announced that their new album ‘Nella Vita’ will be released via Fearless Records on 06 September, 2019. The announcement is accompanied by the release of a new single from the record in the form of ‘In Violet’. The track underscores what could be a morbid theme with lush keys, a sweeping riff, a horn section, and ultimately life-affirming hook, “Bury me in violet…leave this wonderful place.” Vocalist Collin Walsh continues “When I die, I want people to celebrate my life and enjoy each other’s togetherness, rather than mourn my death in a miserable way. I’ve dealt with a lot of loss and long episodes of grief the past couple years, and it made me realize how much it can wear on you. When I go, I want everyone to celebrate, sing, laugh, and dress in violet.”

Under a heavy influence of everything from 90’s rock to funk, as well as a rotation of modern hip-hop and R&B, Grayscale dove headfirst into writing ‘Nella Vita’ and at the top of 2019, the guys traded their hometown of Philadelphia for Austin, TX, holing up in the Machine Shop alongside producer MACHINE [Lamb of God, As It Is, Armor For Sleep, Four Year Strong]. The resulting collection of tracks is one that sees the band chronicling life, its many facets, and its many complications, as they themselves have experienced.

‘In Violet’ follows the bittersweet first single from the album – ‘Painkiller Weather’ – a story about being in love with someone who is unable to free themselves from their vice. Throughout ‘Nella Vita’, the quintet explore themes of sex, drugs, death, despair and everything that embodies life, through a lense that, though far from rose-tinted, finds a lot of positivity in surviving the darkest of experiences. The title of the record itself – ‘Nella Vita’ – and its twelve tracks are a veritable journey that’s both pensive and cathartic. Grayscale manage to bring out the light in the dark and much of the album taps a pop sensibility that will have you singing along and empathising with the lyrics in no time. 

“It’s really personal,” explains Walsh, when speaking about ‘Nella Vita’. “The music provokes a lot of visuals, because it’s very conversational, real, and romantic. I suppose that’s just how I write. The songs capture the spectrum of emotions that you experience in life and real experiences like love, sex, being a teenager, addiction, pain, joy, grief, death, and everything. Life isn’t just one thing; neither is music. We’re a rock band, but we want people to dance, laugh, cry, and have fun.”

‘Nella Vita’ Tracklisting:
1. Just Right
2. Baby Blue
3. In Violet
5. Twilight (My Heaven)
6. Old Friends
7. Painkiller Weather
8. What’s On Your Mind
9. Asbury
10. Desert Queen
11. In My Arms
12. Tommy’s Song 

GRAYSCALE On tour with Real Friends:

17 – BRISTOL Thekla
18 – LONDON Electric Ballroom
20 – BIRMINGHAM Academy 2
21 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
22 – LEEDS Stylus
23 – GLASGOW King Tuts
25 – MANCHESTER Club Academy
28 – HAMBURG Headcrash
29 – LEIPZIG Moritzbastei
31 – MUNICH Feierwerk 
01 – COLOGNE Club Volta
03 – EINDHOVEN Dynamo

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