Reflections have debuted an all-new lyric video for their new single, “Shadow Self,” from their upcoming album, produced by Will Putney (Thy Art Is Murder, Northlane), The Color Clear. The band will release The Color Clear on Friday, September 18th via eOne / Good Fight Music. Both digital and physical pre-orders are available now. Anyone who pre-orders the album on iTunes will receive the video tracks “Actias Luna” and “Shadow Self” as an Instant Gratification download. Various pre-order bundles are also available.
In reference to the new single, “Shadow Self,” vocalist Jake Wolf says, “[T]his album goes through stages.It’s a story and every song is a chapter in its own way. This track comes from a very dark place. It is about how I let the people I once held close change me and drive me into a place mentally where I developed a second personality. For years, I could not look myself in the mirror. I hated who I was. I had no idea what I believed in, what, or who I cared about, and I especially had no clue who cared about me.
“It wasn’t until the process of writing and making The Color Clear that I was able to find myself again,” Wolf adds. “A person that disappeared through years of physical, mental, and emotional abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, more traumatizing events than I care to remember, and years of self harm. […] It’s truly a sad and difficult feeling to look back at literally your entire life and resenting everything. But now, when I see myself, I no longer see the product of all the things I wish I could forget. I see my core, I see what is left of me throughout all of these years of trying to erase every memory from my childhood and teenage years. Unfortunately, I’ve realized you can’t forget the things that make you who you are. It’s almost like the person I was follows me every step I take. Just like a shadow.”
You can view the lyric video below.
Reflections have also announced all new tour dates, which you can check out below. “We could not be more excited to have our first headlining tour coming up with us being able to play all of these songs,” says Wolf. “It will be very refreshing after a couple of years of touring to finally be able to play new music and we hope that it will mean as much to you as it does to us.” The band’s headlining tour will include support from Toothgrinder, Yüth Forever, and Exalt.
9/5/15 – Detroit, MI – Hatchys Bar
9/7/15 – Rochester, NY – The CA Brew Haus
9/8/15 – Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
9/9/15 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
9/10/15 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
9/12/15 – Lake Worth, FL – Propaganda
9/13/15 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
9/14/15 – Tampa, FL – Problem
9/17/15 – Houston, TX – Walters
9/18/15 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
9/19/15 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
9/21/15 – Tulsa, OK – Boulevard Trash
9/22/15 – Saint Louis, MO – The Fubar
9/24/15 – Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar + Hall