Effective period / Period of releases: 2013 - 2018Head with Wings are storytellers of sound. Textured, ethereal, and blissfully haunting, the U.S. - based songwriting duo creates boundary-pushing rock songs that straddle the aesthetic line between art music and narrative drama.
The emotionally-charged and atmospheric qualities of their craft captured the interest of Earthside keyboardist Frank Sacramone and guitarist Jamie van Dyck, who approached the band to produce their first full-length record, From Worry To Shame. David Castillo (Katatonia, Leprous, Opeth) joined the team soon after, helping to shape the album’s dense, gripping guitar sound, and Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Skyharbor) followed, bringing a spacious, shimmering mix and master to the fold.
The resulting record delivers on the potential this group of collaborators saw in the seasoned act, with a heart-wrenching narrative carried out in crunching guitar strings, swooning vocal melodies, and booms of celestial cacophony.
A continuation of the concept and themes of desire, grief, and self-discovery explored in the group’s acclaimed 2013 EP, Living With The Loss, From Worry To Shame covers the rich breadth of human emotion across nine chapters of an overarching storyline that inhabits the mind of the listener long after its final note has decayed.
Life, death, hope, and devastation swirl in the intoxication of escapism. Is it possible to live on with immense tragedy looming over the monotony of daily life? Can we ever find joy again — or are we forever paralyzed as the threads of fate harden around us? The striking sounds of Head with Wings invite the listener’s interpretation.