REFLECTIONS have debuted an all new lyric video today for a new single titled "Shadow Self." "As we mentioned before, this album goes through stages. It's a story and every song is a chapter in its own way," says vocalist Jake Wolf. "This track comes from a very dark place. It is about how I let the people I once held close change me and drive me into a place mentally where I developed a second personality. For years, I could not look myself in the mirror. I hated who I was. I had no idea what I believed in, what or who I cared about and I especially had no clue who cared about me."
"It wasn't until the process of writing and making 'The Color Clear' that I was able to find myself again. A person that disappeared through years of physical, mental and emotional abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, more traumatizing events than I care to remember, and years of self harm."
"It's truly a sad and difficult feeling to look back at literally your entire life and resenting everything. But now, when I see myself, I no longer see the product of all of the things I wish I could forget. I see my core, I see what is left of me throughout all of these years of trying to erase every memory from my childhood and teenage years. Unfortunately, I've realized you can't forget the things that make you who you are. It's almost like the person I was follows me every step I take. Just like a shadow."
The band has already released a music video for "Actias Luna." Directed by Max Moore (OF MICE AND MEN, CONVERGE), this was the first piece of music we're hearing from the band off their forthcoming LP.
REFLECTIONS will release The Color Clear on Friday, September 18 2015 via eOne / Good Fight Music. Both digital and physical pre orders are available now, and anyone who pre orders the LP on iTunes will receive the video track "Actias Luna" and "Shadow Self" right away as an iTunes Instant Gratification Track. Various pre order bundles are now available as well. The all new LP will be the follow up to the highly regarded Exi(s)t released by the band in 2013. That release debuted on the Billboard charts for the first time in the band’s history, most notably cracking the top 10 on the Heatseekers chart at #6.
The band tapped producer WILL PUTNEY (THY ART IS MURDER, NORTHLANE).
REFLECTIONS have announced all new tour dates for the fall after recently wrapping up production on their yet to be titled all new LP due out this fall. "We could not be more excited to have our first headlining tour coming up with us being able to play all of these songs," says Jake. "It will be very refreshing after a couple years of touring to finally be able to play new music and we hope that it will mean as much to you as it does to us." Support will come from Toothgrinder, Yüth Forever and Exalt.
9/5/15 - Detroit, MI - Hatchys Bar
9/7/15 - Rochester, NY - The CA Brew Haus
9/8/15 - Erie, PA - Basement Transmissions
9/9/15 - Amityville, NY - Amityville Music Hall
9/10/15 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club
9/12/15 - Lake Worth, FL - Propaganda
9/13/15 - Orlando, FL - Backbooth
9/14/15 - Tampa, FL - Problem
9/17/15 - Houston, TX - Walters
9/18/15 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
9/19/15 - Dallas, TX - Curtain Club
9/21/15 - Tulsa, OK - Boulevard Trash
9/22/15 - Saint Louis, MO - The Fubar
9/24/15 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar + Hall