AWAKEN I AM have released a brand new video for “Kin,” from their upcoming EP The Beauty In Tragedy, set for release on April 26, 2019. The five song collection plays as a tribute to their late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley, and features the previously released song/video “Dissolution,” with “Kin” and three new tracks dedicated to Oakley.
“What would you say to someone who took a loved one from you if you had the chance?” asks drummer Luke McKenzie. “Part of dealing with the loss of our brother Connor was coming to terms that he was taken from us far too soon and the anger stemming from that. ‘Kin’ was our chance to bring those emotions to the surface and say what we needed towards the responsible party.”
To hear from AWAKEN I AM themselves, the band will host a public Q&A on Monday, March 18 via ‘Ask Me Anything’ at Reddit.com r/posthardcore.
Next Thursday March 21, the band begins their second tour of 2019 as support for Slaves. With the EP set for release on April 26, the band will kick off their North American tour (supporting Secrets), which will bring the bands dynamic live show to Canadian audiences for the first time, before wrapping up in Fresno on June 1.