Great news, Cane Hill fans! Embracing the calmer side of the band as heard at times on their new sophomore album Too Far Gone, the New Orleans outfit has just announced the release of a new semi-acoustic EP titled Kill The Sun.
“We spent the summer working on new Cane Hill music,” explained the Rise Records signees. “We’ve embraced the weirder and mellower side of what we do as it’s something we think is important to our band. With that in mind, we’ve been in the studio with the incredibly talented Kris Crummett working on music that embellishes those elements. It’s six songs of dark, twisted, and semi-acoustic beauty. We’re incredibly proud of it and can’t wait for you to hear it.”
The band went on to add, “We wanted to embrace some leftover emotions we’ve been dealing with since getting our shit together while exploring our own musical limitations. We made this semi-acoustic record because we needed to for ourselves — and because honestly, why the fuck not?”
To add to the excitement and help people understand what a semi-acoustic Cane Hill album might sound like, the band has also released the title track off the forthcoming EP which vocalist Elijah Witt views as “curveball” stating: “We wanted our first single from this album to be as big of a curveball as possible. ‘Kill The Sun’ is as far of a departure from our usual ‘heavy metal anthem’ leadoff as we could get. Like, who knew Devin [Clark] could play the saxophone?! This track is about my constant self-sabotage; my tendency to find happiness and just as quickly finding a way to ruin it. There’s a very loud voice in my head that feeds me to the wolves I created, effectively killing any light in my life. And deep down, there’s a part of me that relishes in the misery.”
To check out the dark and eye-opening new track, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Cane Hill’s new EP before it hits stores January 18th.
1. 86d - No Escort
3. Save Me
4. Kill The Sun
5. Acid Rain
6. Smoking Man