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New Years Day Share “Secrets” And Forthcoming Album ‘Half Black Heart’

New Years Day Fall 2023
[Photo by: Matt Akana]

After the gripping release of their fierce single “Vampyre” earlier this year, it’s no secret that New Years Day is priming themselves for an explosive 2024. The dynamic five-piece, fronted by the commanding Ash Costello, continues their momentum by unveiling their latest single, “Secrets.” Accompanying this exciting news is the announcement of their highly anticipated fifth album, Half Black Heart, slated for release on March 1, 2024. Of the group’s forthcoming release, Costello shares, “One of the reasons why Half Black Heart is so special is because we were able to reunite with our original lineup.”

“Secrets” emerges as a thunderous display, bringing the group’s full force to the surface with their take-no-prisoners arrangements, accompanied by a relentless onslaught of heavy-laden guitar work. and Costello’s explosive prowess front and center. The group’s earlier release, “Vampyre,” along with “Secrets,” will appear on the group’s forthcoming full-length. Check out the tracklisting for Half Black Heart below.

Half Black Heart Tracklisting:

1. Vampyre
2. Half Black Heart
3. Hurts Like Hell
4. Secrets
5. Fearless
6. Bullet Proof
7. Burn It All Down
8. Enemy
9. I Still Believe
10. Unbreak My Heart
11. So Sick
12. Creature of Habit

Of the new single, Costello shares the relatability of the track. “With this song, I started by confronting myself with the question, ‘What is truly disturbing me right now?’ The answer that echoed in my mind was simple yet profound: secrets.” She continues, “We’ve all experienced that unsettling sensation when we sense that someone close to us is concealing something. It’s an intuitive feeling that gnaws at our core, leaving us with a sinking sensation in our stomachs. The weight of these hidden truths can be enough to bury you. This song serves as a realization that enough is enough.”

As we’re all eagerly awaiting the release of Half Black Heart, Costello shares, “The album Half Black Heart holds a deep significance for us. While it’s common for musicians to express affection for their albums, this one truly stands out to me. It feels like the culmination of all the hard work and growth we’ve experienced while creating our previous albums coming together. We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from those songs and poured it into this record.”

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She continues, “By adding Jeremy Valentyne, Brandon Wolfe, and Trixx to the mix, we tapped into the original sound that initially defined New Year’s Day. It allowed it to evolve into an authentic representation of who we are today! The title Half Black Heart visually symbolizes the essence of our band. It represents the duality that has always been a part of us—half red, half black; half heavy, half poppy; half dark, half fun, half metal, and half rock. We have always embraced our unique identity, but with this album, we truly harnessed the fearlessness that New Year’s Day embodies and translated it into our music.”

Additionally, New Years Day is currently supporting The Kiss Of Death Tour alongside frequent tourmates In This Moment and Ice Nine Kills. You can check out their full touring schedule below and secure tickets to see the band live here.

Tour Dates:

  • Nov. 17—Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place  
  • Nov. 18—Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater  
  • Nov. 20—Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy  
  • Nov. 21—Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex  
  • Nov. 22—Reading, PA @ Santander Arena  
  • Nov. 24—Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre  
  • Nov. 25—Bangor, ME @ Cross Insurance Center  
  • Nov. 28—Washington, DC @ The Anthem  
  • Nov. 30—Norfolk, VA @ Chartway Arena  
  • Dec. 1—Johnstown, PA @ 1st Summit Arena  
  • Dec. 2—Wheeling, WV @ Wesbanco Arena
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