Divide up the broken glass the bed you’ve laid
Stop because you can’t afford
Even with my last-ditch drive to kill
In tandem with the unveiling of their forthcoming “Playground” EP, Boston trio House of Harm drops a dreamy new synth-driven single, “Roseglass,” complemented by a freshly minted music video.
“Roseglass” delves into a profound human ritual—the often self-imposed feeling of being an outsider, a stranger trespassing unfamiliar terrains, all in the pursuit of a brighter horizon. The lyrics explore the tension of leaving behind past regrets and embracing a brighter present. They touch on the duality of honesty and deception, hint at haunting memories and internal struggles, and end with a vulnerable surrender to another’s comfort amidst the uncertainty.
In a refreshing deviation from their past cinematic endeavours, the band selected a bustling marketplace in southeastern Massachusetts as the backdrop for their latest video, directed by Caroline Bailey. Gone are the intimate, cloistered settings of their previous videos. Instead, the ever-watchful gazes of unsuspecting market-goers provided a raw and palpable unease. The band, it seems, finds themselves on the very stage of the discomfort they sought to depict, as they browse the deals and chat with the colourful locals. It’s a delightful slice of real life captured with genuine affection and wry humour.
“We wanted to show the audience what it would feel like for us to jump out of our usual skin and try to unsettle ourselves publicly to lay the groundwork for what lies ahead on this album,” says Rocheford.
Watch the video for “Roseglass” below:
In a bold evolution of their craft, the trio delves deeper into the intoxicating allure of their nocturnal-pop resonance—a beguiling concoction of moody ambiances, hints of 90s jangle pop, and irresistibly addictive synthesizer-laden melodies. At the helm, Michael Rocheford’s vocals soar, taking listeners on an ethereal trip. Cooper Leardi and Tyler Kershaw, wielding their guitars and synths, add layers to the aural intrigue. House of Harm has, quite deservedly, courted a significant coterie of admirers.
From their earliest memories, the magnetic pull of music was irresistible. And what does one do with such passion? Naturally, they journeyed to Boston post-high school, eager to be amidst kindred spirits. Boston’s vibrant scene saw them first lending their talents to various bands, until fate (or sheer musical alignment) brought them together. House of Harm, since its inception, has been on a relentless mission, carving a niche among those with a penchant for the darker strains of pop, dishing out a veritable feast of singles, EPs, and albums.
Their forthcoming album Playground will be available December 1st on Violet-White Marbled Vinyl LP (Ltd 500), Black Vinyl LP (Ltd 500), digiCD, and digital formats.
Make your pre-orders here.
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