Being in a hardcore band for 25 years can make it pretty darn tough when …
Post-hardcore outfit LIMBS has shared their surprise EP Only The Lonely Know, out now through UNFD.
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It comes with new single Suffering, the third part of the EP. Prior to this, the band shared two equally explosive tracks, Empty Vessel and I Used To Be You.
“Suffering was written as a therapeutic response to my battle with depression and crippling anxiety. It’s essentially a letter to myself, dwelling on the crucial decision of giving up versus pressing forward,” says frontman Austin McAuley. “The song is just as the title suggests, a tale of one’s own suffering and the unfortunate realisation of being unable to preserve my own well-being. The lyrics “Forget my name. Watch me as I fade away like an unmarked grave” are a proclamation to the listener, shedding light on the darkness in one’s mind. Wondering if I’d be easily forgotten when I was gone.”
McAuley continued, saying “This song was especially difficult for me to listen back to initially because it shows a side of myself that I constantly attempted to hide. Nonetheless, themes of optimism and positivity are gently woven into what seems to be a telling of someone giving up completely. As humans, we can be so easily defined by our suffering but our true colours are shown by how we deal with our ever-changing existence.”
LIMBS joined the UNFD family in 2018, ahead of the release of their debut album Father’s Son. The live video for its title track was filmed during the band’s 2018 tour with Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance and Veil Of Maya. They’ve also toured with the likes of Beartooth, Motionless In White, Sharptooth, Wristmeetrazor and Stick To Your Guns.McAuley joined LIMBS at the end of 2018, while they were on tour with Currents. Bassist Chris Klumpp and drummer Joey DiBiase are also new additions, joining the band earlier this year.
Only The Lonely Know is out now via UNFD, stream or purchase it here.