We Came As Romans — Joshua Moore [guitar], Dave Stephens [vocals], Lou Cotton [guitar], Andy Glass [bass], and David Puckett [drums] — have shared the video for their latest single “Daggers,” featuring Zero 9:36.
Watch it here:
“‘Daggers’ was the song on the record that was written, and rewritten, over and over again,” the band offers.
“It was a wild ride of us just trying to create a song that sounded unlike something we’ve done before — a new journey for the listener that they weren’t used to hearing from us. We couldn’t think of a better way to do that than to introduce an entire verse of Zero, and try to make a genre-connecting bridge.”
The band continues,
“Lyrically, ‘Daggers’ is about that inner battle that we all go through — the talks you have with yourself about whether or not you’re good enough, smart enough, or just enough in general. The lyrics are about conquering that battle, being able to emerge victorious and be sure about your self worth and your value as a person. With the acknowledgement that it’s not an easy task, that it can be a rage-fueled combat between the negativity in your mind and the place you want to be… we’ve decided to be ready for it and conquer the fight.”
WCAR also previously shared the video for the single “Black Hole,” featuring Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo,
as well as the video for “Darkbloom.”
The band just wrapped its successful To Plant a Seed anniversary tour last week and will return with more new music and touring 2022.
But for now, “Daggers” out!
ABOUT WE CAME AS ROMANS:
Since the release of the milestone debut album, 2009’s To Plant a Seed, diehard fans depend on We Came As Romans to deliver intimate, confessional, and autobiographical anthems, each one challenging, triumphant, and passionate. Darkbloom is a bright light in the darkness with the strength of every WCAR album before it. Singer David Stephens, guitarist Joshua Moore, bassist Andy Glass, guitarist Lou Cotton, and drummer David Puckett usher in an ambitious, courageous new era, while honoring the legacy and memory of their fallen bandmate, co-vocalist and keyboardist Kyle Pavone.
We Came As Romans’ initial ascent was quick and assured, catapulting the band (who met as teens) into the hearts of diehard fans immersed in the metalcore, post-hardcore, and Warped Tour subculture. Their hook-filled heavy music carried an uplifting message and connects with even greater urgency live. The increasingly diverse catalog of metallic might, melodic strength, and electronic atmosphere soars in clubs, theaters, and fests. They’ve supported tastemaker acts like Bring Me The Horizon, I Prevail, A Day To Remember, Falling In Reverse, Bullet For My Valentine, and The Used.
Moore and Stephens are a formidable writing team. Crowds connected with the songs on To Plant a Seed and its follow-up, 2011’s Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be. They entered Billboard’s Independent Albums chart at No. 1 with 2013’s Tracing Back Roots.
Metal Hammer described 2015 self-titled fourth album as
“a massive departure from their comfort zone. Where once there was positivity, patience, and platitudes, there is now pain.”
Alt Press declared 2017’s Cold Like War a
“milestone,” noting the “expanded range of sounds, emotions, and songwriting capabilities.”
Roughly a year after Cold Like War’s release, an accidental overdose took Pavone’s life. A devastated WCAR vowed to continue, in his memory, for each other, and for their fans. Each record marks a moment in time, a stage in the process of continuing evolution, none more so than Darkbloom. Shaped by their collective loss and grief, the album balances the optimistic vitality of WCAR’s most beloved work with stark realism and emotion. Like a flower emerging through concrete, We Came As Romans symbolize the transformative power of perseverance.
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