After Touch (formerly Easy Life) have announced their new EP, You Wish This Was About You will be out September 7th via UNFD. The band have also released the first single from the release with “Use Me”.
After Touch’s first single, “Use Me”, which premiered yesterday on triple J’s Good Nights, is a tragic yet triumphant look at the fallout after a bad relationship. Frontman Max Pasalic states, “‘Use Me’ is about gravitating toward painful, toxic relationships. I had to realise that I was seeking them out in some sort of masochistic sense – and the only way to overcome this was to accept it. Instead of feeling sorry for myself I started to revel in it, and I used these experiences to become someone new, someone stronger.”
Alongside the name change comes a sonic shift for the Australian melodic hardcore band. You Wish This Was About You brings the aggression and energy Easy Life built their name on and mixes it with modern take on heavy emotional music with electronic flourishes and an exploration of string arrangements. The band recreates themselves with a sense of atmosphere and darkness. Listening back to what they had crafted it made them realize they were an entirely different band to Easy Life, inspiring the name change to After Touch.
Taken from After Touch’s upcoming EP, You Wish This Was About You, out September 7: https://unfd.lnk.to/AfterTouchEP You catch me and throw me away So I know you’d never stay Born with two left feet but I can still creep through your mind You’re my black hole You suck the light