"We had to write about what we dealt with losing him." - We Came As Romans guitarist Joshua Moore.
We Came As Romans spent the week teasing that they had new music for release, and have now dropped two brand new singles.
'Carry The Weight' and 'From The First Note' mark the first new music from We Came As Romans since the death of vocalist Kyle Pavone last year, and they honour their brother and bandmate in both songs.
“When Kyle passed away, it changed everything for us personally and, as a byproduct, everything for the band,” guitarist Joshua Moore shared. “An earth-shattering event puts a lot of things in perspective. We’ve spent so much time together. We’ve been doing this since we were kids.
“The one thing that won’t change is the way Kyle affected my life... Before we were bandmates, we were essentially brothers. In order to be genuine to our fans and ourselves, we had to write about what we dealt with losing him. At the same time, this isn’t just a bunch of songs soaking in depression. We want to celebrate what we built.”
Joshua also backed up that We Came As Romans have no intention of replacing Kyle in the band's line-up, sharing “There was no way we were getting another singer to come in. Based on the thought process, that was a lyrical inspiration for ‘From The First Note.’ We’re allowed to be angry and upset, but we’re also allowed to be happy we had those memories. Kyle was able to find hilarity and fun in the shittiest of situations. One of my favorite images is him riding a raft during Warped Tour with his microphone. We’re looking back on everything fondly.”
Check out We Came As Romans' 'Carry The Weight' below: