Published Nov 20, 2015Hailing from Hamilton, ON, post-hardcore five-piece Downstream are just about ready to unleash their latest EP I Used to Feel Everything. But before it gets a proper release next week, Exclaim! has got an exclusive early stream of the album in its entirety.
The new material aims at making listeners "feel something" — a sentiment that rings especially true for vocalist Daniel Walton on "Infrequent Moments of Clarity."
"Looking back into the past and seeing how being dishonest with myself, and avoiding reality lead me to a state of confusion and discontent in my life," he said in a statement. "Writing this song made me realize that by denying the truth and refusing to get help, I was only making it harder to establish some sort of peace with myself."
That cathartic experience gets channelled into the four melodic yet aggressive songs on the EP, which were captured to tape thanks to producer Sam Guaiana.
I Used to Feel Everything is out on November 26, but you can hear the whole thing in the player below right now. Scroll past the band's upcoming live shows to give it a listen.
11/21 Windsor, ON – Beer Exchange
11/26 Hamilton, ON – Doors Pub
11/27 Kingston, ON – Bar 53
12/05 Burlington, ON – The YMCA
12/13 Brampton, ON – Spot One