Standing out from the pack isn’t always easy. However, it’s essential for some, and from the beginning, Separations’ desire has been to blaze their own trail.
The Atlanta quintet strikes a delicate balance between energetic heaviness and melodic hypnosis on its full-length debut album for Imagen Records, ‘Dream Eater,’ set to be released October 2, 2015, and produced by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Hands Like Houses, Dashboard Confessional).
Comprised of Will Crafton – vocals, Myles Priest – guitar, Tyler Whitfield – guitar, Brenden Worthington – bass, and Thomas Pinson – drums, it turns out that the band’s name has a special meaning to its members.
“The name was something we all agreed on instinctually, at the same time, admits Will.
“In the literal sense, sometimes you need to separate yourself from the things that keep you grounded and are comfortable in order to succeed. That was the main message we wanted to convey.”
Merging soaring hooks, snapping guitars, and electronic murmurs, the band captured those dynamics in the studio, and this energy resonates from song to song remaining ever present on the title track and first single (released July 29th), “Dream Eater.”
“The concept was initially a little cryptic,” explains Will. “The idea is you work so hard for something just to have it taken away. There’s that inner battle in the human mind like, ‘Am I good enough?’ Everyone has a light and dark side. The doubt manifests in the form of this creature we’ll refer to as the ‘Dream Eater’. The protagonist and the monster are embroiled in this battle we all go through.”
Each Separations performance remains unpredictable, making for an unforgettable experience every time these five musicians hit the stage – which will be on display when the band hits the road this September and October alongside Nothing More, Marmozets, and Turbowolf, as part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour.
“As long as we form a connection with anyone listening to the music, then we’re accomplishing what we set out to do,” concludes Will.
The time is coming to unite with Separations.