During a recent interview, Seether guitarist Troy McLawhorn and drummer John Humphrey confirmed the band will be releasing a new album titled "Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray" in May. The first single from the album, rumored to be titled “No Resolution” is due out in March.
“I think with this next album, the whole experience has been more about all of us contributing,” Humphrey told Honolulu Newspaper The Star Advertiser. “[It] sounds much more like a unified band. I’m excited for people to hear it.”
As for the album’s titled, McLawhorn joked that it was only fitting that the album have a long title considering the band’s last album, Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, also had a rather long title.
“Yeah, the next one’s gonna be even longer!” says McLawhorn. “(“Holding Onto Strings…) is actually a lyric from an important song on that album,” adds Humphrey.
As for the sound of the album, bassist Dale Stewart says “I think all of our stuff, you can definitely tell it’s us. It’s not night and day. We still have that signature sound. When we spoke about the last album, we thought that was the best one that we’ve done … up until then. There was a lot of pressure on us to get a little bit better again, but I think we have on this one.”
Seether just returned from Oahu, Hawaii where they played two shows for USO troops last week.