The Dear Hunter share lyric video for beautifully touching single, “Light”

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The Dear Hunter continue to provide us with impressive pieces of their upcoming album, Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional, the fifth installment in their long-running Act series. Following two other gorgeous offerings from the release, today we get to hear “Light,” a mellow, affecting track that touches on the relationship between father and son. The feels are on another level with this one; get your tissues ready.

You can stream “Light” below (via Paste), where you’ll also find some thoughts on the song from frontman Casey Crescenzo and the Dear Hunter’s upcoming tour dates. Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional is available for pre-order now.

“The relation between youthful innocence and maturing dissonance is a theme throughout ‘Hymns with the Devil in Confessional,’ and this song specifically expresses that through the relationship of father and son, and the way the torch of life is passed from hand to hand. While I love orchestration, and dense arrangement, some of my favorite songs to write, record and perform, are the songs like this; an intimate moment with a heartfelt thought to convey.”

The Dear Hunter Tour Dates:

9 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
13 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
14 – Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theatre
16 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Hall
20 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Ready Room
21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Metro
23 – Detroit, Mich. @ Loving Touch
24 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Beachland Ballroom
25 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ The Waiting Room
27 – Providence, R.I. @ The Met Café
29 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer

1 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
5 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
7 – Carrboro, N.C. Cat’s Cradle
8 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
9 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
12 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
14 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
15 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
16 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
19 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Launchpad
20 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Crescent Ballroom
21 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic
22 – Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House
25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre
28 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore

Pick up issue #53 of Substream Magazine to read an in-depth interview with the Dear Hunter mastermind Casey Crescenzo.