UK rock quintet BRIGHTLIGHT CITY have announced their debut album The Harmony & The Chaos, due for release on 17th May 2019 via Undead Collective Records.
To coincide with the announcement, BRIGHTLIGHT CITY have revealed new single ‘Statues & Monuments’. A deeply personal lead single from the forthcoming album, vocalist/lyricist Jamie Giarraputo explains:
“This is a song about struggling with depression and anxiety, it can be so overwhelming and consuming. The verses are an explanation of sorts, into what it feels like to be at your lowest point, which stemmed from the questions always being asked like “why do you feel so down today?” or the classic “what’s wrong?”, sometimes there is no reason. The expectation is that you should just ‘suck it up’ and be strong, but that isn’t always possible and should never be the first expectation of anyone suffering with metal health issues. This song live still gets me quite emotional as it takes me back to a point that I never want to return to, again the therapy of playing this live is great.”
Check out ‘Statues & Monuments’ here:
The band have also released a live acoustic version of the single:
Of the debut album BRIGHTLIGHT CITY comment: “The Harmony & The Chaos has a number of themes in every individual song. The title itself was something that we have been using for a while now. For us it started as a description of us live with someone stating ‘you guys sit in a pocket between harmony and chaos’. The more we thought about it the more it made sense with the themes for songs we were writing as well as how we see live shows. It is also a great description of where we are in society and within ourselves skating the fine line between harmony and chaos.”
See BRIGHTLIGHT CITY live at one of the following dates:
16.03.2019 – Canterbury, UCA Bar 29.03.2019 – Kingston, Fighting Cocks (Undead Collective showcase) 11.04.2019 – London, Nambucca (supporting Brigade) 21.04.2019 – Swindon, Level 3 24.04.2019 – London, Tooting Tram & Social 03.05.2019 – London, Notting Hill Arts Club (supporting Mantra) 08.05.2019 – London, New Cross Inn 01.06.2019 – London, Camden Rocks Festival 29.06.2019 – Canterbury, Melofest
The Harmony & The Chaos follows BRIGHTLIGHT CITY’s highly-regarded 2017 EP Our Future’s Not Dead, which saw support from Kerrang!, Powerplay Magazine, and more. Eleven tracks of polished UK rock which tread the lines between robust British Indie and classic alt-rock, The Harmony & The Chaos is an accomplished record from a band ready to show their full potential. Elements of Hundred Reasons,Thrice, Press To Meco, Reuben and more clash and collide in the LP which is bursting with melody and attitude.
Highly personal, the album covers a variety of viewpoints from a group passionate about homegrown talent (running their own record label), literature, politics and art. From fake news (‘Feast On Fear’), to war photography (‘Through The Lens’) and Italian governmental corruption (‘Songs Of Dissent’), The Harmony & The Chaos is a disarmingly deep and multi-faceted release.
In their history BRIGHTLIGHT CITY have supported Rise Against, Millencolin, Dead!, Blood Youth, Press To Meco, Max Raptor, Fizzy Blood, Bad Sign, amongst others, a company of bands which marks the newer UK group as ones to watch.