After Touch has dropped their brand new single “Six Feet Closer,” which fans can check out below. The darkly brooding “Six Feet Closer” is the latest track off the band’s forthcoming EP, You Wish This Was About You, which comes out on September 7th via UNFD.
On the new track, the band shares: “‘Six Feet Closer’ is about learning that you might not actually love someone, you’re just addicted to them. I lived in a fantasy; a shallow, superficial relationship that I thought was right. I was at ‘the end of my rope’. I let go of my morals, my values and my sense of self to be with this person, and it ultimately left me with nothing – much like a drug. I wanted that person so much that it ultimately destroyed me and I had to leave.
I didn’t have the strength to say what I wanted to say in person, so the lyrics to ‘Six Feet Closer’ is what I wish I had said to that person.”
You Wish This Was About You, presents a sonic shift for the Australian melodic hardcore band, who previously released music as Easy Life. The album 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.