Philadelphia’s Grayscale will release their second album Nella Vita on September 6 through Fearless Records.
The band premiered the video for “Baby Blue,” featuring an epic hospital room dance party, at Rock Sound. Watch the video below:
“This is a song about saying goodbye to someone after years of silence,” the band said. “It’s about regret and realizing in the moment that what kept you apart was dumb and wasn’t worth the exile of one another.”
Grayscale previously premiered the video for the new single “In Violet” at PopCrush. Watch and listen here.
The band also dropped the song “Painkiller Weather.” Watch the video here.
You can listen to the song “Old Friends” here.
Grayscale recently wrapped a whirlwind week of coast-to-coast pop-up shops in five cities — Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, and Brooklyn. The fan-centric experiences included exclusive merch and quality time with the band.
Grayscale will embark on a headline tour in September and October. Belmont, Bearings, and Rich People will also appear. All confirmed dates, including the record release show which wraps the tour in the band’s hometown, are below.
Under a heavy influence of everything from ’90s rock to funk, as well as a rotation of modern hip-hop and R&B, Grayscale dove headfirst into writing Nella Vita. At the top of 2019, the band traded its hometown of Philadelphia for Austin, Texas, holing up in the Machine Shop alongside producer MACHINE [Lamb of God, As It Is, Armor For Sleep, Four Year Strong]. The resulting collection of tracks is one that sees the band chronicling life, its many facets, and its many complications, as they themselves have experienced.
Throughout Nella Vita, the quintet explores themes of sex, drugs, death, despair, and everything that embodies life, through a lens that, though far from rose-tinted, finds a lot of positivity in surviving the darkest of experiences. The title of the record and its 12 tracks are a veritable journey that’s both pensive and cathartic. Grayscale manage to bring out the light in the dark and much of the album taps a pop sensibility that will have you singing along and empathizing with the lyrics in no time.
GRAYSCALE ON TOUR:
WITH BELMONT, BEARINGS, + RICH PEOPLE:
9/3 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents
9/4 — College Park, MD — Milkboy Arthouse
9/5 — Richmond, VA — Richmond Music Hall
9/6 — Durham, NC — Sophomore Slump Fest @ Motorco Music Hall
9/7 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
9/08 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
9/10 — Austin, TX — Barracuda
9/11 — Dallas, TX — Club Dada
9/13 — Scottsdale, AZ — Pub Rock Live
9/14 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy Theatre
9/15 — San Diego, CA — Voodoo Room @ House of Blues
9/17 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
9/18 — San Francisco, CA — Bottom of the Hill
9/20 — Portland, OR — Paris Theatre
9/21 — Seattle, WA — Chop Suey*
9/23 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
9/24 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater
9/25 — Kansas City, MO — The Rino
9/27 — Burnsville, MN — The Garage
9/28 — Chicago, IL — Bottom Lounge
9/29 — Detroit, MI — The Shelter
9/30 — Lakewood, OH — Mahall’s
10/2 — Allston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
10/3 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theater
10/4 — Hartford, CT — Webster Underground
10/5 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts**
**Grayscale record release show