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BLOOD YOUTH – “Reason To Stay” video

Harrogate, UK melodic hardcore band BLOOD YOUTH have revealed the video for ‘Reason To Stay’, the first single to be taken from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Beyond Repair’, due out on 7th April 2017 via Rude Records. The single was premiered on last night’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.

Speaking about the track, vocalist Kaya Tarsus explains:

“Reason to Stay is about wanting to detach yourself from a very emotionally attached person. That feeling when you can’t end a relationship because you’re not sure what it would do to that other person, the resentment you naturally feel towards them eventually forces you to leave.”

 

 

 

Tarsus continues:

“We wanted the Reason to Stay video to show what a relationship like this is like, two people feeling like they are emotionally tied together, a battle of many different thoughts and feelings that eventually leads to somebody being left behind. We created it all with Zak Pinchin who has worked with us on every BY video so far!”

Lyrics:

Calling all cars
do you know what we’ve found?
getting used to the stress
getting lost in the sound
cant take you into my dead open arms with no roof
over head cuts are starting to scar

Take my open eyes
hide every track as the words come alive
take my open eyes
hide every track as the words come alive

Let me start off by saying sorry
I know I never even called
I’m out of luck
don’t get me started
guess I never knew it all
let me start off by saying sorry
I know there’s no one left to blame
out of luck my guilty conscience
is no reason to stay.

Another honest mistake
the past left a mark I remember the date
and you mean nothing to me
no more a friend
more of an enemy.

I know, I know
another honest mistake to make
up a dead end path my life to take
I’ve never felt this low before but the world outside
holds so much more.

Let me start off by saying sorry
I know I never even called
I’m out of luck
don’t get me started
guess I never knew it all
let me start off by saying sorry
I know theres no one left to blame
out of luck my guilty conscience
is no reason to stay.

Another honest mistake to make
up a dead end path
Was it all worth it?

Was it all worth it?

Let me start off by saying sorry
I know I never even called
I’m out of luck
don’t get me started
guess I never knew it all
let me start off by saying sorry
I know theres no one left to blame
out of luck my guilty conscience
is no reason to stay.

Following critically acclaimed EPs ‘Inside My Head’ and ‘Closure’, BLOOD YOUTH’s debut full-length ‘Beyond Repair’ sees the trio expand their arsenal across an album.

“These songs are about how we deal with anger in the modern age,” reveals Tarsus. “When I was writing the lyrics I became fascinated with heartbreak and how everybody deals with this trauma in their own way. Many tend to numb the pain in an attempt to forget, instead of facing it head on, this is something I am guilty of myself. We were aiming to create something very aggressive but very real. With Beyond Repair, I believe we have achieved just that.”

To celebrate the release of their debut album, the band will be headlining three special release shows in April at venues across the UK, where they will be joined by LOATHE and HOLDING ABSENCE (go here for tickets).

08 Apr – The Garage Attic, Glasgow (w/ Loathe)
09 Apr – The Key Club, Leeds (w/ Loathe + Holding Absence)
10 Apr – Boston Music Room, London (w/ Loathe + Holding Absence)

BLOOD YOUTH dates

BLOOD YOUTH have also been confirmed to play at the following European festivals this year:

29 Apr – Teddy Rocks Festival, Blandford Forum, Dorset
11 Jun – Download Festival, Donington Park, Leics
29 July – Fat Lip Fest, Bierkeller, Bristol

About the band:

Harrogate heavyweights Blood Youth began life in late 2014, intent on channelling their collective fears and frustrations about unstable futures the only way they knew how: into music. The band have released two EPs: ‘Inside My Head’ (2015) and ‘Closure’ (2016), each showcasing the band’s talent for striking a compelling balance between fury and vulnerability.

Since their inception, Blood Youth have focused considerable energies on the road, with stints throughout Europe supporting Silverstein, While She Sleeps, Architects and Beartooth under their belts, in addition to two UK headliners. They have also amassed festival slots at the likes of Download, Hevy, Camden Rocks, Ghostfest, Y Not, Destruction Derby, Butserfest and 2000 Trees. Summer 2016 saw the release of a limited edition double vinyl, collecting their discography to date, and marked by rapturously received slots at the Slam Dunk festivals and on the road supporting Every Time I Die.

With their debut full-length album ‘Beyond Repair’, Blood Youth are preparing to get real… real angry.

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