On October 14, Columbus, Ohio rock band Everyone Leaves will be releasing a brand new EP, titled The Lonely End, and if the lead single is any indication of what to expect, prepare to have an insatiable need to hug anyone and everyone you come into contact with.
With a triple vocal delivery of heart-on-your-sleeve fervor and instrumentals to match, “Head In A Vice” is arguably one of the best emo-leaning rock songs of 2016. Moving lyrics like “I must remember I’m a work in progress, too. I am worthy of love just as much as you,” show an effort to progress and appreciate one’s self that many living with anxiety and depression know can be an exhausting challenge. With this kind of honest relatability and a clear expansion of the impressive growth found on the band’s most recent releases, Everyone Leaves is quickly proving to be a band you won’t want to take your eyes and ears off of for the foreseeable future. Fans of steady up-and-comers like Microwave will undoubtedly find themselves listening to Everyone Leaves’ newest on repeat. Give it a go below.
“In some strange way, I’ve always viewed living with depression as a sort of quest,” says vocalist Jacob Bialosky. “There are little offshoot side missions that have pulled me away from the central journey, distracting me in small ways for a little while, but the end goal has always been basically the same.” He continues, “We have released two previous installments on this path: our song ‘Hide House,’ which is about feeling trapped under the weight of depressive thoughts, and ‘Seasonal Affective,’ a sort of affirmation in the face of the titular illness, screaming that it doesn’t get to win anymore.”
Speaking about his band’s newest single specifically, Bialosky says, “‘Head In A Vice’ is about the times when I feel as though I should definitely have my life more well assembled than I do, and I need everyone to think I’m killin’ it when I’m really not doing so well. If you ever feel the same way, this song is our anthem to clean your room, wear the best smile you can, and know that you’ll be back up again. Keep going.”
The Lonely End is available for pre-order now in a variety of formats and bundles through Little Heart Records.
10/21 – Louisville, KY – Spinelli’s
10/22 – Birmingham, AL – The High Note
10/23 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/24 – Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
10/25 – Charleston, SC – Compass
10/26 – Wilmington, NC – Reggie’s 42nd Street*
10/27 – Savannah, GA – TBA*
10/28 – Gainesville, FL – FEST 15
10/29 – Nashville, TN – That 70s House
10/30 – Cincinnati, OH – 492