Welsh rising stars Holding Absence have just announced details of their forthcoming second album, The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, out on April 16th 2021 via SharpTone Records. Talking about the new record, the band commented “This album is about telling stories that are presented through the lens of hindsight, regret and looking back. There are songs that celebrate life when faced with death, and others that speak to the choices we make about how we live our lives. The fear of love, newfound respect for life and the covering up of depression are all subjects that rear their head. The Greatest Mistake Of My Life exercises emotion in many ways, and that was an important thing for us to do, because emotion isn’t rigid – it’s not just love or joy or sadness – it’s a lot of things.”
To coincide with the announcement, the band have released their latest single taken from the album, 'Beyond Belief'. Frontman Lucas Woodland says of it "We are ecstatic to finally unveil 'Beyond Belief' to the world! Just as jumping from black and white into colour is a huge change for our band, we believe the transition into Beyond Belief, and subsequently The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, is similarly significant. Beyond Belief sees our band embracing the 80’s indie-shoegaze era with both arms, while still gripping firmly onto all the sounds that have made us who we are up until now. A song about love, and the fear of permanence - this really is Holding Absence, like you’ve never heard us before."
You can check out the video for 'Beyond Belief' below and pre-order the album here.
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