Awaken I Am is back with another new song from their upcoming EP. On Friday (Jan. 25), the Australian band unleashed the record’s second single; a track titled “Indifference.” The song, like all the tunes on the forthcoming release, comes from a personal place for the group.
“Sometimes you are in a relationship where you want the best for your other half, yet that person wants to push you away and only be happy when it benefits them, and that is meaning behind ‘Indifference,’” vocalist Jimmy Stevenson says about the new track in a press statement.
Listen to “Indifference” above.
“Indifference” will join previously released track “Dissolution” on the group’s latest EP. Titled The Beauty in Tragedy, the new record is dedicated to the band’s late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley who passed away last year.
Following Oakley’s death, the band made their way to the United States to write and record their new set of songs with producer Taylor Larson (The Word Alive, Asking Alexandria). Two of the songs (“By Your Side” and “Dissolution”) were written by Oakley before his untimely death while the other three tracks (“Kin,” “Indifference,” and “The Stages of Grief”) are tributes to the act’s fallen bandmate.
“The last track we had the privilege of recording with Connor was ‘Dissolution,’ he was so proud of it. We shared the same dream with him and we hope to make Connor proud by keeping that dream alive with The Beauty in Tragedy,” drummer Luke McKenzie explains.
The Beauty in the Tragedy is due out via Victory Records on April 26 which also happens to be Oakley’s birthday.
Oakley passed away in May of 2018 in what the band referred to as a “tragic accident” though no further information was given on his cause of death. In a post on Facebook at the time, they promised fans that the band would continue as a way to fulfill Oakley’s passion and “make him proud by keeping it alive.”