Standing out from the pack isn't always easy. However, it's essential for some, and from the beginning, Separations' desire has been to blaze their own trail. The Atlanta quintet made their initial mark with a well received full-length debut album for Imagen Records, 'Dream Eater,' released in 2015 and produced by James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Hands Like Houses, Dashboard Confessional).
On their follow-up to 'Dream Eater,' Separations holds nothing back and continues to cut their on path with the release of 'Bloom'! The quintet, comprised of Will Crafton (vocals), Myles Priest (guitar), Tyler Whitfield (guitar), Brenden Worthington (bass), and David Richey (drums), has expanded on their debut with a breadth of maturity and experience, resulting in an ambitious, breakthrough record, which pushes the boundaries of what's expected from heavy/melodic rock bands today.
Songwriting shines on 'Bloom' as the band finds their groove, creating memorable hooks and massive riffs, without sacrificing lyrical substance. The record dives deep into Crafton's psyche as the conveys the band's hardships and personal growth.
"The album was written during a very transitional point in all of our lives," Crafton explains. "We lost a lot during the writing process this time. However, we got back up and were able to salvage the pieces. We took what we learned, and we put it to music. 'Bloom'is all about how even in the most treacherous climates and terrible life conditions, something beautiful can grow."
Each Separations performance remains unpredictable, making for an unforgettable experience every time these five musicians hit the stage - which they continue to display on every tour and performance they are apart of. Fans can catch the band live on the Vans Warped Tour during the summer of 2017.
Separations 2nd full-length album, 'Bloom', was released on June 23rd via Imagen Records.