If you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware by now that Counterparts’ new album Nothing Left To Love is easily one of the best records of 2019.
With punishing breakdowns, technical musicianship and brooding lyricism, Counterparts have somehow found a way to top 2017′s critically acclaimed LP You’re Not You Anymore.
Looking to show off some of the hard-hitting tracks from their new sixth studio album, Counterparts stopped by our Noise office to perform both Nothing Left To Love’s emotional opening track “Love Me” as well as their passionate lead single “Wings Of Nightmares.”
Talking with The Noise all about the fiery track “Wings Of Nightmares,” frontman Brendan Murphy said, “I guess a specific person inspired it but for the most part, it’s talking about people in your life that you keep around and you don’t really know why. Like, you have these people whether it’s a friend or someone in a business relationship or it’s romantic or whatever. We all have these people that are sort of in our lives and we just don’t really know why.”
“It’s definitely a topic we’ve talked about before and I think it’s one that’s very relatable for everybody,” Murphy added. “It’s just about working up the courage to be able to tell somebody, ‘Yo, fuck off.’ Like, ‘I don’t fucking want you around.’ Or on the flip side, dealing with being told ‘I can’t be around you. I don’t want anything to do with you.’ Like that type of shit.”
“It’s about specific things and people that have come into my life and left whether it was my decision to stop the relationship or theirs,” Murphy stated. “It’s about realizing how better off your life can be when you just let the shit go.”
To check out Counterparts’ powerful performance of “Love Me” and “Wings Of Nightmares” as well as behind the scenes shots from Noise contributor Rob Souza, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to grab tickets to see Counterparts out on tour with Stray From The Path and more here.