Milwaukee, Wisconsin metalcore outfit Graysea have shared their new single and music video for “Save Face” featuring Aaron Gillespie of Underoath.
“Save Face” represents a departure from the band’s usual frenzied style, instead offering a multi-layered metalcore ballad that effectively highlights the vocal abilities of guest vocalist Aaron Gillespie of Underoath.
Gillespie’s talents are masterfully paired with the tenor of guitarist Jon Agular and the emotive shrieks of lead vocalist David Taratino.
The single was expertly mixed and mastered by Will Putney, who has worked on all of the band’s previous releases, including END and Fit For an Autopsy.
Comments the band: “It was an honor to be able to work with Aaron as he’s been a staple in heavy music for over 20 years. We’re all Underoath fans and the fact that he believed in this song enough to write his own part, left our hearts full. Save Face talks about relationship issues with parents generally, and specifically relationship issues with a father. Aaron Gillespie has openly written songs and talked about his own issues with his father and we knew he would be a perfect addition to the mood of this song. He wrote his own lyrics for his part and you can tell he truly believed in the message. Save Face as a song is slower, more melodic, and was intentionally placed on this EP to add a shock factor to the beginning of EP 3, but that bridge will be crossed when the time comes.”
The band is this track is: David Tarantio – vocals, Jon Aulgur – guitar, Bill Modlinski – bass, Trevor Duran – drums, and Aaron Gillespie (Underoath) – vocals. Mixed and mastered by Will Putney. The accompanying music video marks the fifth collaboration between the band and director Brock Opeheim.
Graysea is a four-piece mathcore band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Utilizing harsh, metallic sounds and marrying them to lighter emo undertones, they have hand-crafted a style that nods its head to influences like Every Time I Die, Knocked Loose, Kaonashi, Greyhaven, and more.
The dichotomy of their sound creates a remarkable dynamic, balancing ups and downs both emotionally and sonically. Their unique blend of heavy-hitting instrumentals and attention-grabbing vocals give their music a leg up from many others. It is technical, masterful, incredibly well-balanced, and has landed them opportunities with many huge names within the community.
Their debut EP, Under The Surface, was mixed and mastered by Will Putney and released in April of 2022. Following a monthly single release model for it, they had a considerable amount of excitement brewing for the release. After it was unleashed, the band continued working on writing a follow-up, and focused on playing shows in the meantime.
Graysea’s efforts culminated in a sold out performance at Milwaukee’s X-Ray Arcade with Misery Signals, Comeback Kid, and END in July of 2022. Their engagement keeps growing, and following their current trajectory, sold out shows will not be a rare thing for them in the coming years.
The outfit will release their second EP in April of 2023 called Weight In The Water, and it is prefaced with another monthly single and music video release schedule. This rollout has garnered attention from streaming services, with songs being placed throughout Spotify editorial playlists like All New Metal and New Blood.
Songs like “Abandon Meant” and “Less Than Three <3” are already reaching new people, and other upcoming songs, including one featuring Aaron Gillespie of Underoath, are definitely going to continue doing the same. It shows that as time goes on, Graysea keeps growing, and more and more people are rightfully taking note.