Detroit, Michigan’s We Came As Romans have just released a video to accompany their recently released track, ‘From The First Note’, their first since their 2017 record, ‘Cold Like War’.
It’s also the band’s first track since the tragic loss of vocalist, Kyle Pavone, who passed in August 2018.
Guitarist Joshua Moore expanded on the meaning behind the song, acting as a tribute to their late bandmate and friend.
“‘From The First Note’ is a song the celebrates the time that we got to spend with Kyle and acknowledges how truly remarkable of a brother and bandmate he was. Lyrically, I was able to reference ‘To Plant A Seed’ and ‘Tracing Back Roots,’ which were both written about the start of the band and how we lived together. I was able to take Kyle’s recorded vocal from ‘To Plant A Seed’ and fit it into the bridge of the song, so we can always hear him when we listen and play it.”
Bassist Andy Glass also commented on the track and its video.
“We wrote ‘From The First Note’ as a promise to Kyle to not only preserve the amazing moments and memories we had together, but to continue carrying on the legacy of everything we built together. The video portrays the band playing in a dream-like state, surrounded by beautiful colors and flowers. Our albums throughout the years have had themes of roots, branches, and overall growth. So we felt it was only right to create something that not only captured that essence but persevered it as well.”
You can watch the video for ‘From The First Note’ below.
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether or not the song will feature on a forthcoming full-length album or EP, or if it’ll remain as a stand alone single.