Canadian-based melodic Hardcore band Brutal Youth has released their forth LP, entitled Rebuilding Year, via Stomp Records. The album, recorded by Steve Rizun at Drive Studios in Toronto, is an exercise in self-reflection. The fourteen songs that range from mid-tempo melodic sing-alongs to blistering fast knockout tracks.
Describing the place he was in when the album was recorded, singer PattyO’Lantern said:
“For the first half of this thing I was in a pretty terrible place personally, I got sick of being sad and took some time by myself in a cabin alone in the woods to collect myself. I started thinking I don’t want to keep living the same year over and over. This one is a love letter to life and the power we have to transform it. It’s also a love letter to 7 Seconds. The last song on the record, also the title track. This one means the most to me honestly because it was a projection of where I wanted to be instead of where I was. Our bassist, Kyle kept telling me to ‘disengage’ from the negativity that I was immersed in – actually that was the working title of this song and the original idea for the name of the record Disengage. This is my favorite track for sure.”
The band has also made a video for the album’s title track Rebuilding Year. Reflecting on the meaning behind the lyrics for the “Rebuilding Year,” singer O’Lantern says:
“No matter where you are in life you can always flip everything and take control of your situation. It might be hard work, it might be overwhelming, but if you settle into doing the work you can rebuild on every pile of ashes. You can’t spell hopeless without hope.”
Check out the video below and order your copy of the album on sky blue opaque and blood red translucent vinyl!