Melbourne punk/alt-rock band Catholic Guilt have released a video clip for new single ‘Nothing…,’ the fifth and final single to be released from their acclaimed This Is What Honesty Sounds Like EP. ‘Nothing...’ is a slow-burning anthemic emo tinged alt-rock song that takes Catholic Guilt’s signature emotional intensity and storytelling nous and blends it with their evolving musicality, creating a haunting soundscape that serves as powerful accompaniment to vocalist Brenton’s emotional outpouring of grief.
Lyrically a reflection on the passing of an influential loved one, ‘Nothing…’ is the sound of a human encountering cycles of grief as they move through day-to-day life, finding both despair and hope in memories of a life lived and lost. Vocalist Brenton Harris explains:
“Nothing...was initially inspired by the death of my Pop, but as the writing process unfolded, I realised that it contained elements of all of the grieving that I’ve had to do throughout my life, not just this specific passing. In that sense it is as much a rumination on the grieving process as a whole, as it is a fitting tribute to an influential figure in my life and the lives of my immediate family. Grief is something that is unavoidable as a human being, we all have to live through it and we all grow from the lessons that it teaches us. It is painful growth, but each time you go through it you come to appreciate that there can be great power and beauty in our mortality. “
‘Nothing…’ appears on the EP This Is What Honesty Sounds Like out now via Wiretap Records.