TIMES OF GRACE, the band featuring KILLSWITCH ENGAGE members Adam D. and Jesse Leach, have debuted a music video for their song “Mend You“. The video was directed by former AS I LAY DYING guitarist Nick Hipa and can be seen below.
Speaking of the track, TIMES OF GRACE vocalist Jesse Leach commented: “‘Mend You‘ is that moment when you realize what is broken can no longer be repaired. It’s about being at loss for words in a moment of helplessness. In the same breath the song finishes with a final determination to be steadfast and strong. It’s a story of burning a spiritual and emotional bridge and finding the path that leads to finding a new horizon. Then never turning back…”
You can hear the track on TIMES OF GRACE’s newly released sophomore album “Songs Of Loss And Separation“.
The band’s debut album “The Hymn Of A Broken Man” arrived in 2011, nearly a decade after Leach’s exit from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, the pivotal New Wave Of American Heavy Metal band the duo co-founded with friends in 1999. The first music from TIMES OF GRACE materialized during Dutkiewicz’s arduous recovery from near-crippling back surgery. A collection of songs the multi-instrumentalist and producer knew would suit his once and future bandmate. The first album earned acclaim from BBC Music, The Aquarian and Rock Sound. It willfully upended expectations, with flourishes of shoegaze and ambiance in its songs.
Now, 10 years after TIMES OF GRACE first surfaced, the eagerly awaited follow-up arrives.
Comfortably stretched beyond the parameters of what came before, without sacrificing an ounce of integrity, TIMES OF GRACE weaves between pensive, heavy, midtempo rock, riffs, and atmosphere. The pair’s vocal interplay makes for a rich, dense, and enthralling concoction, powering through various trips through dark nights of the soul and mind-expanding excursions into the wild. “Songs Of Loss And Separation” benefits wildly from the powerhouse performance of ex-ENVY ON THE COAST drummer Dan Gluszak, who toured behind the first album and is now an official member of the band.
The sprawling second album from TIMES OF GRACE, with a stunning album cover painted by John McCormack and album art layout by Tom Bejgrowicz, channels a dissonant, menacing, and unrelenting depression. Haunting romanticism and deep spiritual yearning collide in beautiful melancholy. It’s a diverse but singular statement, like the most beloved work of classic bands. “Songs Of Loss And Separation”, insistent in its bluesiness, bleeds distortion and emotion, like a nerve, exposed.
“Songs Of Loss And Separation” arrives today (July 16th).
“Songs Of Loss And Separation” track listing:
01. The Burden Of Belief
02. Mend You
04. Far From Heavenless
05. Bleed Me
08. To Carry The Weight