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US metalcore giants Like Moths To Flames have lifted another taste from their upcoming EP with the release of new single 'Views From Halfway Down' today.
The band's new EP Pure Like Porcelain will be released on Friday, 5th November and also features recent cut 'The Preservation Of Hate'.
Broadly, 'Views From Halfway Down' explores the idea that humans often live in cycles of pain, addicted to behaviors we know are bad for us. Like Moths To Flames vocalist Chris Roetter expands that the single is about the struggle and seesaw nature of battling addition, whether that's to substance or even unhealthy mindsets.
"This song is the first time I’ve ever approached themes surrounding addiction," he shares.
"I think I tried to put myself in a place of morbid euphoria. Writing from a spot that felt like I was stuck between wanting to be better and wanting to remain in the state of mind of feeding whatever is driving the addiction. The view from halfway down is that time when you’re falling, where very little time passes but you see so much of your life passing by."
Speaking of the full EP, Roetter explains that Pure Like Porcelain’s title is an ironic take on the impurity and imperfection of humans. The vocalist admits this was his first time writing more descriptive and detailed lyrics rather than clinging to generalized threads. Both musically and thematically, Pure like Porcelain demonstrates the fervent new lifeblood to be found in the Moths camp and will no doubt swing the heads of the band's faithful following and those of onlookers.