Brisbane alternative rock outfit The Comfort have announced their debut album, What It Is To Be will be out November 9th via Greyscale Records. The band have also unveiled a new single and music video for “Dissolve”, available below.
“This album is called ‘What It Is To Be’ for a specific reason.” States The Comfort‘s Liam Holmes. When discussing the lyrical content, Holmes says the album is an attempt to showcase the human experience and make sense of who and what we are. “No one feels the exact same emotion every day for their entire lives, that’s not who we are as people, and as we’ve said plenty of times before, we write music based on what we’re feeling not based on a genre. We tried to fit as many different things we’ve felt and experienced on this album, because if there’s one thing to take away it is that no matter what you feel you are never alone.”
The band has poured their heart and soul into this release, each track trying to understand a different piece of the human puzzle. “Dissolve” leads the way as an unfiltered stream of consciousness, it’s trying to understand our physical reality and where we fit in within the universe, and if there is something higher, trying to reach it or return to that state.
“It’s one of the first songs I had written lyrically but one of if not the last we finished musically and I think showcases a lot of the things we’ve learnt along the way regarding songwriting and production. I also wouldn’t say it’s indicative of the album as a whole though.”
Looking to the past, of their last EP, Holmes states “Where on ‘Love’ we were looking outwards and to other people to help us understand human suffering, ‘What It Is To Be’ is more looking within ourselves to understand. We’re learning to create our own beauty in the world and striving to live meaningfully.” and then towards the future, “We’re extremely excited for the future of our The Comfort, we’ve been sitting on this album for a while now and we can’t wait for people to hear it and connect with it. We’ve pushed our sound into some new areas with this album and will continue to do so for as long as we can and continue to go to new places and meet new people as much as we can.”
1. Heavy Heart
4. Reach Out
6. Always Tired
7. Die Alone
10. Sanctuary (La Búsqueda Del Espíritu)