New Years Day, the dynamic rock band known for their unique blend of heavy and pop sounds, has announced the release of their 5th studio album, Half Black Heart, set to launch on March 1st, 2024. Along with this exciting news, the band has released a new song, "Secrets".
Ash Costello, the band's lead singer, expressed her deep connection to this latest project. “The album Half Black Heart holds a deep significance for us. While it's common for musicians to express affection for their albums, this one truly stands out to me. It feels like the culmination of all the hard work and growth we've experienced while creating our previous albums coming together. We've taken everything we've learned from those songs and poured it into this record.”
The album is particularly special because it marks the reunion of NEW YEARS DAY's original lineup. With Jeremy Valentyne, Brandon Wolfe, and Trixx rejoining the group, the band has recaptured and evolved the sound that initially defined them. According to Costello, the album's title, Half Black Heart, symbolizes the band's duality, embodying aspects of being heavy and poppy, dark and fun, metal and rock, perfectly capturing the essence of NEW YEARS DAY.
Discussing the new song 'Secrets', Costello revealed that it delves into the universal experience of dealing with concealed truths and the unsettling feelings they evoke. "’Secrets’ is about something I feel we have all been through at some point. With this song, I started by confronting myself with the question, "What is truly disturbing me right now?". The answer that echoed in my mind was simple yet profound: secrets. We've all experienced that unsettling sensation when we sense that someone close to us is concealing something. It's an intuitive feeling that gnaws at our core, leaving us with a sinking sensation in our stomachs. The weight of these hidden truths can be enough to bury you. This song serves as a realization that enough is enough.”
Fans can currently see NEW YEARS DAY live on tour with In This Moment and Ice Nine Kills as part of The Kiss of Death Tour, which kicked off earlier this month.
Half Black Heart is out March 1st. Pre-orders are available HERE.
Half Black Heart Tracklisting:
- Half Black Heart
- Hurts Like Hell
- Bullet Proof
- Burn It All Down
- I Still Believe
- Unbreak My Heart
- So Sick
- Creature of Habit