New Years Day have shared their first new music in three years, intense new single Hurts Like Hell.
Opening with the lyrics, "I've got a fucked-up complex, I want what makes me damaged / The deeper I fall in this cycle, I just can't deny / I must be outta my mind, 'cause when you dig in the knife I kinda like it", Hurts Like Hell is a hard-hitting return from the Californian quintet.
Speaking about the new song, vocalist Ash Costello says: "Hurts Like Hell might seem like a song about a relationship on the surface; in a way, it is, I suppose. As I struggled to navigate how to continue to pursue my passion during the pandemic, I realised that chaos is where I thrive.
I will stare down any obstacle, even if I look like a crazy person to subject myself to it. Eleanor Roosevelt said, ‘We all know people who are so afraid of pain that they shut themselves up […] and shrink until life is a mere living death.’ Turning pain into progress and tragedy into triumph is a particularly satisfying victory. As the saying goes: ‘nothing worth having comes easy.’
That is what Hurts Like Hell means to me. The song is an acceptance and celebration of my relationship with chaos."
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New Years Day begin a US next month, supporting Halestorm. The tour kicks off in Huntsville, Alabama on September 21 and wraps in Sacramento, California on October 8.