(PHOTO CREDIT: JORDAN MIZRAHI)
NEW ALBUM NELLA VITA OUT SEPTEMBER 6 VIA FEARLESS RECORDS
Philadelphia's Grayscale will release their second album Nella Vita on September 6 through Fearless Records.
The band just shared the new song "Old Friends." Listen here.
"There is a vein of this record that lyrically revolves around someone very close to me who I lost last year — he was 20 years old," said singer Collin Walsh. "This song empathizes with the feelings he most likely had with the world and how, if given the chance, I would've talked about it with him and let him know I felt the same way. This is a song about wishing you could have one more day to talk through life with someone you love."
Grayscale previously premiered the video for the new single "In Violet" at PopCrush. Watch and listen here. "In Violet" follows the bittersweet first single "Painkiller Weather," which is a story about being in love with someone who is unable to free themselves from their vice. Watch the video here.
Also, Grayscale will embark on a headline tour in September and October. Belmont, Bearings, and Rich People will also appear. All confirmed dates, including the record release show which wraps the tour in the band's hometown, are below.
Under a heavy influence of everything from '90s rock to funk, as well as a rotation of modern hip-hop and R&B, Grayscale dove headfirst into writing Nella Vita. At the top of 2019, the band traded its hometown of Philadelphia for Austin, Texas, 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.
Throughout Nella Vita, the quintet explores themes of sex, drugs, death, despair, and everything that embodies life, through a lens that, though far from rose-tinted, finds a lot of positivity in surviving the darkest of experiences. The title of the record and its 12 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 empathizing with the lyrics in no time.
NELLA VITA TRACK LISTING:
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"
10. "Desert Queen"
11. "In My Arms"
12. "Tommy's Song"
GRAYSCALE ON TOUR:
WITH BELMONT, BEARINGS, + RICH PEOPLE:
9/3 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
9/4 — College Park, MD — Milkboy Arthouse
9/5 — Richmond, VA — Richmond Music Hall
9/6 — Durham, NC — Sophomore Slump Fest @ Motorco Music Hall
9/7 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
9/08 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
9/10 — Austin, TX — Barracuda
9/11 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada
9/13 — Scottsdale, AZ — Pub Rock Live
9/14 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy Theatre
9/15 — San Diego, CA — Voodoo Room @ House of Blues
9/17 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
9/18 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill
9/20 — Portland, OR — Paris Theatre
9/21 — Seattle, WA — Chop Suey*
9/23 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
9/24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater
9/25 — Kansas City, MO — The Rino
9/27 — Burnsville, MN — The Garage
9/28 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
9/29 — Detroit, MI — The Shelter
9/30 — Lakewood, OH — Mahall’s
10/2 — Allston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
10/3 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theater
10/4 — Hartford, CT — Webster Underground
10/5 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts**
**Grayscale record release show