Blaenavon will release new album 'Everything That Makes You Happy' this week.
The band took a step back earlier this year, with frontman Ben Gregory penning an open letter to fans about his ongoing mental health issues.
Work on new material continued, with the three-piece linking with producer Catherine Marks at Manchester's Eve Studios.
Out on October 25th - order LINK - it's seemingly "an optimistic response to a difficult time..."
Everything That Makes You Happy. I couldn’t be prouder for you all to hear this album: an optimistic response to a difficult time. It made sense with the record’s impending release to touch base with you again and explain what’s been happening in our world.
I’ve been very open regarding my mental health, and earlier this year things once more took a turn for the worst. In an industry so challenging, I pushed myself too hard and relapsed, returning to the hospital for a short time.
I know many of you have really been struggling with your mental health, but I can promise you that time heals all and everything WILL be alright. The good news is the music hasn’t stopped flowing and we won’t make you wait another two and a half years to hear more. The support from you all throughout everything has been so warm and I’m honoured to have you guys as fans and friends.
I want to make this band one you cherish forever, I want to thank my family for being such incredible rocks through all this trauma and I want to thank you for believing in this band as much as I do. Breathe this album in deeply - it really is one of a kind and from a very special place. All my love, Ben x
- - -
'Everything That Makes You Happy' will be released on October 25th.
Join us on the ad-free creative social network Vero, as we get under the skin of global cultural happenings. Follow Clash Magazine as we skip merrily between clubs, concerts, interviews and photo shoots. Get backstage sneak peeks, exclusive content and access to Clash Live events and a true view into our world as the fun and games unfold.