Work has begun on new We Came As Romans music, which will mark their first music without late vocalist Kyle Pavone.
We Came As Romans are currently on their first headline tour since the untimely death of vocalist Kyle Pavone last year, and speaking with Billboard, frontman Dave Stephens revealed they've been writing while out on the road and intend to spend the summer working on a new album.
"We've been throwing a few demos around," Dave shared. "I love that we're going into the studio with so much to write about and something that hits home for all of us so hard. We've never had something so terrible happen, and I think it's going to be therapeutic to write about it and be together and go through the whole process. I'm actually really looking forward to it."
He continued "Every record we make some kind of progression, so there'll be a progression on this one, but I don't think we're going to do anything too drastic. It's still gonna sound like We Came As Romans."
And while the tragic loss of Kyle will be one of the focuses of the upcoming album, Dave also revealed that it'll likely include music written by Kyle, sharing "He was always writing, and I'm pretty sure he gave Lou (Cotton), our guitarist, a few different things he wrote... We're gonna try and get into his laptop, too, 'cause I'm sure he had just files and files and files of stuff there, too. So that's a goal. We would love to include him in this record as much as we can, aside from just writing about him."
He also shared that the band still have no intention of replacing Kyle "There's just no one who could replace him," Dave said. "I feel like if we added another singer it would feel like replacing him, whereas if it's just me then I'm just covering his parts. It wouldn't tear at our fan base or our hearts as much as seeing someone else up there singing those words and these songs."
We Came As Romans are currently on a North American co-headline tour with Crown The Empire. Check out the full list of tour dates below:
01 - SAN FRANCISCO Great American Music Hall
02 - PORTLAND Hawthorne Theatre
03 - SEATTLE El Corazón
05 - DENVER Summit
06 - LAWRENCE The Granada
08 - DES MOINES Wooly's
09 - MINNEAPOLIS Skyway Theatre
11 - CHICAGO House Of Blues
12 - INDIANAPOLIS The Citadel
13 - GRAND RAPIDS The Intersection
14 - DETROIT Saint Andrew's Hall
16 - NEW YORK Gramercy Theatre
18 - BOSTON Paradise Rock Club
19 - SAYREVILLE Starland Ballroom
20 - HARTFORD The Webster Theater
21 - BALTIMORE Soundstage
23 - ATLANTA The Masquerade
24 - TAMPA The Orpheum
27 - HOUSTON So What?! Music Fest
28 - SAN ANTONIO Paper Tiger