As A Rival are back – and they’re here to kick the door down with their second full length album, Griefers – which will see its release into the world on Friday November 2. Today, they are heralding its imminent arrival into the world with anthemic new single “What We Got”. Pre-Orders for the album will go live this Friday, September 21, with the single available for streaming and purchase same day.
The new single “What We Got” blasts away from As A Rival’s usual vein of punk rock showing a maturity and diversity in their songwriting, delivering a power punk ballad that will hit even the hardest of hearts. It’s about when someone you love is struggling through a dark time in their lives, holding onto the tiniest of threads, and doing everything possible to comfort them through it. It is an anthem about holding on to the good around you when you’re almost ready to give in to the flames.
Pete Cerni, vocalist for the band, said that “There are times when we are tested – things that we love, that we live for are put to the sword and we’re left to question ‘is it all worth it’? It’s hard not to focus on the negative. It’s hard enough when it’s your own fight, but watching it happen to someone close to you can be debilitating and make you feel helpless. What We Got addresses the internal struggle that comes with failed attempts to try and comfort those in need.”