Svalbard announce new album ‘When I Die, Will I Get Better?,’ share “Open Wound”
Svalbard have announced a followup to 2018's great It's Hard to Have Hope called When I Die, Will I Get Better?, which comes out September 25 via Translation Loss in the US and Holy Roar in the UK/rest of world (pre-order). Going by lead single "Open Wound," Svalbard are still making powerful post-hardcore with an equally powerful message, but this time they're also incorporating atmospheric, post-rocky elements and really taking their sound in exciting new directions.
Singer/guitarist Serena Cherry tells Kerrang that the song deals with "the emotional turmoil of domestic abuse." "When I’m talking about my hurt in the song, it’s a pain that isn’t just mine – but one felt by many who have also been exposed to domestic abuse," she continues. "It also raises the questions of why domestic abuse is still rife in society and how we can offer better support for victims."
"With both this song and the entire new album, it would have been impossible for me to write anything that wasn’t bleak, as I was suffering with an overwhelming bout of depression," she adds. You can read more here.