We caught up with Reading, PA based melodic-hardcore act, Wither Away to talk about their recent release The Words We Live By, The Actions We Don't Take, out now via Dreambound. The act is relatively young and new to the scene, but this does not mean that they are not a force to be reckoned with. Already having released two records in their year of being together as a band, these guys are ready to work and leave an impression. Check out what they had to say about their new album and watch the music video for their single "The Grand Tree" below the interview!
The Words We Live By, the Actions We Don't Take was recently released, what has been the most rewarding part of putting together and releasing the album thus far?
From the moment we started writing the record, it's been a humbling experience. To see our thoughts and ideas transform from our basement to the studio has been incredible. We all came from pretty different projects in the past, mainly metal bands. This allowed us a fresh mindset to craft something we aren't used to and quite frankly, something we're extremely proud of.
Where did you gather inspiration from for the new album?
Honestly, late nights, hanging with friends, drinking beers, and having a good time really shaped this album. Kind of a cliche response, but we did not know what we were going to create. Music has always been an escape for us, and the bonding factor of friendship and hardships really made this album what it is today.
What did the writing process look like for it?
Coming from writing and playing in drop tuning, E standard allowed us a fresh and rejuvenating take on writing. It empowered us to venture into territory we weren't normally used to resulting in creating a style that necessarily doesn't have any boundaries.
What do you hope fans will take will take away as the message from the album?
I hope fans can listen to this album 10 years from now and feel a sense of nostalgia and remember exactly how life was when they first heard this album. An album that holds that much significance in ones' life is priceless.
What can fans expect from you for the remainder of this year?
We are working on a possible cover and of course still writing day by day.
What are your goals moving forward?
We are looking forward to playing a lot of shows moving forward. We all work full time jobs, so we put as much as we can currently to the band.
Anything else you'd like to add?
We're extremely excited and proud of the feedback we're getting from this album. We want our fans to know that every comment, share, or even like motivates us to produce more and more music. It's a great feeling really, and we love that people are really enjoying it.