Standing for something important is something the band does equally well in English or in Māori. Today, Napalm Records releases the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. Check out the video below.
The song was written by Lewis (vocals/guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.
“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”
One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, who featured in the video and who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.
“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of Alien Weaponry‘s debut album Tu being released on June 1, 2018. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
Tu is available in the following formats:
1 CD Digipack & 2 Bonus Tracks
LP Gatefold & 7″ Single (2 Bonus Tracks)
2. “Ru Ana Te Whenua”
3. “Holding My Breath”
5. “Kai Tangata”
6. “Rage – It Takes Over Again”
7. “The Things That You Know” (Bonus Track)
9. “PC Bro”
11. “Nobody Here”
12. “Te Ara”
13. “Hypocrite” (Bonus Track)
Vocals, guitars: Lewis de Jong
Drums: Henry de Jong
Bass: Ethan Trembath