The EMO Saints of Dayton, OH Hawthorne Heights have released their new studio album, The Rain Just Follows Me, and alongside it a new music video for “Tired And Alone.” The band’s eighth studio album can be streamed on any of your favorite streaming services via Pure Noise Records and deals with themes such as physical and emotional distance, personal identity, and more. Personally, it’s one of Hawthorne Heights’ BEST albums to date. I can’t wait to jump into this one more with a full track-by-track album review at a later date.
On the album itself, frontman JT Woodruff shares, “we want to create the best songs that are accurate depictions of our lives and connect to other people through our songs. I hope this record helps people understand that others out there are thinking like them and thinking about them. Everyone gets poured on in life; we just want to provide an umbrella.”
On the meanings and inner-workings of “Tired And Alone,” JT Woodruff explains, “I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the worst times just seem to be louder in my head. I have trouble shutting them out and focusing on the truly remarkable things I’ve been able to be a part of. In a spark of clarity, while drinking some very fine iced honey lavender lattes, Mark and I were able to capture a shared moment, which turned into some of my favorite lyrics from the album. We rushed back to my living room and wrote “Tired And Alone” before the lattes were done. It was a nice positive vibe, with nobody else around. Sometimes the more people you have poking around a recording session, the worse your idea becomes. This track has a nice Summery feel, and it sounds like the year after graduating high school. That very short timeframe when anything is possible. Until the itineraries pile up, and the track endlessly bounds on.”
Once again, Hawthorne Heights’ new studio album, The Rain Just Follows Me, can be streamed now via your favorite streaming service. If you’re more of a physical music fan, you can also head on over to Hawthorne Heights’ Merch Now page and pick yourself a pretty cool-looking vinyl.
Hawthorne Heights are also currently on tour with Bayside and Senses Fail, and if you’d like to know more information about that, you can head on over to the band’s official website.