HOLDING ABSENCE have announced a new album!
Titled The Greatest Mistake of My Life, the upcoming album from the rapidly rising UK post-hardcore band is their second full-length offering and is scheduled to be released in April next year, via SharpTone Records. The upcoming album is the follow-up to 2019’s self-titled full-length debut.
Speaking about the upcoming album, the band says, “this album is about telling stories that are presented through the lens of hindsight, regret and looking back. There are songs that celebrate life when faced with death, and others that speak to the choices we make about how we live our lives. The fear of love, newfound respect for life and the covering up of depression are all subjects that rear their head. The Greatest Mistake Of My Life exercises emotion in many ways, and that was an important thing for us to do, because emotion isn’t rigid – it’s not just love or joy or sadness – it’s a lot of things.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have released a new music video for the first song lifted from the upcoming album; Beyond Belief. Speaking about the new song, frontman Lucas Woodland says, “we are ecstatic to finally unveil Beyond Belief to the world! Just as jumping from black and white into colour is a huge change for our band, we believe the transition into Beyond Belief, and subsequently The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, is similarly significant. Beyond Belief sees our band embracing the 80’s indie-shoegaze era with both arms, while still gripping firmly onto all the sounds that have made us who we are up until now. A song about love, and the fear of permanence – this really is HOLDING ABSENCE, like you’ve never heard us before.”