After completely blowing listeners away with their first new track in seven years, newly reincarnated post-hardcore outfit Envy On The Coast is back with their second new single dubbed “Virgina Girls.”
Borne out of a sample guitarist Brian Byrne plucked from a local church group singing an old Appalachian ballad called “Come All You Virginia Gals,” Envy On The Coast’s latest provides a heavenly groove that’s actually been in the making since the band split back in 2010.
Touching on how the track came together through years of different tweaks and edits with co-member and vocalist Ryan Hunter, Byrne says:
“I sent [the sample] to Ryan and it went through a few iterations before he dropped it into the sketch version of what became ‘Virginia Girls’ 7 years ago. I have to admit, when I heard his vision for it I wasn’t super into it at the time, for whatever reason. It sat on the shelf until we decided to do this record and when I heard it again it made so much sense, especially given that we both had 7 years of production skills under our belt to sort of see through the demo-fog and get down to its real potential as an Envy song.”
Byrne continued to add, “Lyrically, Ryan’s first pass ended up being a really good starting point but 7 years of experience and perspective left a few sections with something to be desired. To me, this song has always been about two diverging paths. Like a lot of relationships in your adult life, some of them end in less than stellar fashion, so I took a few of the lines that were very much in the present tense at the time they were written and adjusted them to fit the perspective of where we are today. There was a real sense of betrayal in the original version and I think it carried through to the way the song is presented now, especially given the amount of time it had to marinate.”
To check out Envy On The Coast’s killer new track, be sure to look below. Afterwards, make sure to pre-order the band’s forthcoming EP Ritual before it drops June 30th via Equal Vision Records.
[via Consequence Of Sound]