In the sixteenth episode of On The Horizon, we go abroad again, to Canada to be precise! Canadian metalcore band My Promise have released a new song to herald the release of their EP, due out this March. In this article, we’re going to focus on Memories, Solitude, the self-titled EP (My Promise) and the band’s backstory. If you’re looking to discover a new star on the metalcore scene, don’t miss our article featuring My Promise!
Band: My Promise (CAN)
Song: Memories, Solitude
The backstory of My Promise:
The band was formed in 2021 in North Bay, Ontario. The band was inspired by three prominent bands, As I Lay Dying, It Dies Today and Killswitch Engage, as well as by the emo scene that was in its prime around 2006. The lyrics of My Promise are characterised by raw but emotional thoughts. A dominant theme in the band is the importance of remembering the past, which is as important as moving on and looking to the future. In this way we can understand the more painful moments we have faced and learn from our mistakes, drawing strength for the road ahead. My Promise have released 3 singles to date. Their debut EP “My Promise” will be released on March 18th.
- Into Nothing (Single) – 2021
- Our Last Elegy (Single) – 2022
- Memories, Solitude (Single) – 2022
Carter Belanger - vocals Tylor Yorke - guitar Shane Black - guitar Ian Hazelwood - bass Tim Burak - drums
What is ‘Memories, Solitude’ about? Find out more about the lyrics of ‘Memories, Solitude’ with the help of the band’s guitarist Tylor Yorke:
My Promise – Memories, Solitude
Why would ‘Memories, Solitude’ be your song? Memories, Solitude is at once a slow-moving, hard-to-describe calm and a scream from the depths. The pleasant, but all the more painful vocals set the melancholic mood of the song, which is completed by the melodic guitar playing. The vocals are a central element of Memories, Solitude: varied and impressive. In addition to the vocals already mentioned, there are also speech-like sections, accompanied by clean vocals as a kind of background vocal, but now impulsive, unlike before. At the end, there is not only the icing on the cake, but also the cherry on top! Drums and screams join the fun! The catharsis comes near the end of the track, Memories, Solitude becomes intense and an emotional shock in the best possible way. After that, there’s only a short outro to soothe our souls and then we can restart the song again!
What can we expect from the debut EP? The self-titled EP of five songs, “My Promise” will be available to the wider public on March 18. From the band’s announcements, it is already known that the EP will feature the songs “Vault of Glass” and “Calamity Undone”, in addition to Memories, Solitude and the two previously released singles! The sound of “My Promise” will be essentially melodic, with more emotional vocals and more powerful screams. The instrumental will play a prominent role in the songs of the EP, as melodic guitar playing is the mainstay of the almost melodic hardcore atmosphere. Taking a cue from Memories, Solitude, it’s possible that the drumming will be secondary for the majority of the tracks, but when it comes to the fore, it becomes inescapable! In any case, everything is there for a classy debut from My Promise!
If you want to find out more about My Promise’s new releases and the band’s daily activities, live performances, you can find everything you need to know by following the links below: