Dayseeker vocalist Rory Rodriguez and drummer Mike Karle have announced their new project Hurtwave. The duo has signed to Spinefarm Records and has released an emotional synth-heavy ballad to kickstart their journey.

If you’re a fan of the tearjerking anthems of Marianas Trench, Andy Black, or The Cab the band’s new single should be on your radar. The track “Sever” will appear on the band’s debut EP, Night Therapy I. The EP will be released as seven separate installments over the coming months

2020 Is looking more and more like an emo renascence with bands like The Used, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, and From First To Last back in the spotlight. Hurtwave‘s heartfelt lyrics and passionate instrumentals poise the band to be the scene’s newest breakout success.

Vocalist Rory Rodriguez shared the following about the project’s new direction.

“‘Sever’ is the first song Mike and I ever wrote together for this project and we feel it will set the tone for our particular sound as a group,” Rodriguez explains. “It tells the story of a person you’ve been wanting to be with romantically who consistently strings you along and is never willing to commit or to cut ties entirely, either.”

Hurtwave was born when Rodriguez and Karle were drafting demos in GarageBand. These tracks “flourished into some of our proudest work yet,” Rodriguez explains. “Blending our real and emotional lyrics into a synthwave setting has created something really special for our listeners.”

The band released a behind the scenes teaser to get the ball rolling.

Expect more music from Hurtwave soon. For now check out what’s new with the band via their Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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