- Jason Hesley
Dayshifter announce debut studio album ‘Hiraeth’ and reveal new single ‘Fever Dreaming’
The album, recorded with Dan Kerr (Our Hollow Our Home, Shields) at Avenue Studios in Surrey, centres itself around the themes of mental health, depression and anxiety. Through songs about love, loss, death and the inner workings of the mind during life's darkest moments, the album aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open communication.
While the lyric matter is oftentimes bleak, the music is nothing short of defiant. The band seamlessly blends eerie synth backdrops, tight punchy drums, unrelenting metal riffs and thunderous basslines with vocals that intertwine between beautiful heartfelt harmonies to downright throat busting screams.
Discussing what they hope to achieve with the album the band explain: “Our goal with Hiraeth is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open communication. We hope to use our music as a platform to show listeners that they are not alone in their struggles and that there is always someone who understands how they feel.”