EP Premiere: Resignation – ‘You Are More Than Right Now’

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Resignation’s demo last year was a powerful introduction to the band, a potent sampler of emocore pulling from artists like Boysetsfire and Dead by Sunday. With their new EP You Are More Than Right Now, the Toledo, OH, five-piece have made incredible strides; the EP presents a more melodic, brighter take on emo–think early Get Up Kids, Texas Is the Reason. It’s clearly a passion project, though–Resignation doesn’t just borrow from that sound, they make it entirely their own.

Wes Allen’s impassioned delivery and heartfelt lyricism are certainly part of the draw; he’s got a clearer, more tuneful voice than many of his peers, and it’s hard not to want to shout along when he screams out, “I won’t give up / I can’t give up on you” in the bridge of closer “The Pieces.” Allen reflects on the EP’s lyrical content: “In 2021, a single conversation prevented my son from taking his own life. From there, he was able to receive much-needed care. The songs on this EP reflect that moment in my family’s life and how it shaped us. Additionally, it gave this band a reason to create music in hopes of de-stigmatizing conversations regarding mental health & suicide prevention.”

Listen to You Are More Than Right Now below before it officially drops tomorrow.

You Are More Than Right Now is out Friday on Friend Club Records.

Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

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