Minneapolis natives Household have shared the second single from their forthcoming album, Everything A River Should Be, out February 23rd via Equal Vision Records. On the new track, vocalist/bassist Joshua Gilbert shares: “I feel like this song portrays the worst side of relationships gone bad. The idea of dark matter and black holes is that there’s a lot of mystery behind them, but we do know that they are distractive and pull things into themselves.”
Everything A River Should Be is a record that redefines who and what – and even why – the Minneapolis trio are. Anybody familiar with the music the band – vocalist and bassist Joshua Gilbert, drummer Matthew Anthony, and guitarist Nathanael Olsen – made before will immediately hear the shift in sound of these 11 songs. While the urgency and sincerity of the raw and visceral post-hardcore they began life making remains, Everything A River Should Be is a collection of dense, dark and brooding songs full of a tense, glowering atmosphere.
Lyrically, too, the album – which was recorded over the course of a month by Nate Washburn at Atlanta’s Glow In The Dark studios – marks a change in approach. Not only is this the first time the band have really had any production on a recording, but Gilbert says he has never written from the heart so much or presented so much of himself – and his emotions and fears and insecurities – within his songs.
“The songs touch on some close-to-home feelings for me,” he says. “It’s much more of a personal expression of my own emotions – it’s not so much a declarative thing, as some of our music has been in the past. It’s more personal and vulnerable in a lot of ways.”
“Dark Matter” is from Household’s sophomore album, ‘Everything A River Should Be’, out now: https://household.lnk.to/EARSB Follow Household: Website: www.householdband.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/Householdmusic Twitter: www.twitter.com/Householdmpls Instagram: www.instagram.com/householdmpls Lyrics: You are the only one that I feel I can talk to. These late night moods. I want you near. Anything but to be alone.