Today marks the release of Too Close To Touch’s Haven’t Been Myself, the second album from the recent winners of the Alternative Press Music Award for Best Underground Band.
The follow-up to their 2015 debut Nerve Endings, Haven’t Been Myself finds Too Close To Touch teaming up with producer Erik Ron (Issues, Set It Off). Building off their deeply melodic breed of ambient rock, the Lexington, Kentucky-based band (vocalist Keaton Pierce, guitarists Mason Marble and Thomas Kidd, bassist Travis Moore, and drummer Kenneth Downey) expand their sound with even harder-hitting arrangements and more potently charged material.
Showcasing Pierce’s strikingly soulful vocals, Haven’t Been Myself offers what he refers to as “an exploration of grief, and the process of trying to get back to the person you used to be after going through something that changes you forever.”
That exploration includes “Sympathy,” whose video also premieres today. The beautifully haunting video closely reflects the song’s theme of dealing with empty expressions of condolence.