Sometimes the damage persists long after the bruises have healed. “I wrote the book about disconnecting from the world when I’m scared / I camouflage all my emotions like you taught me yesterday”, sings LYLVCit is Alyse Zavala at the start of “Heirloom,” the new song from the six-piece from Raleigh, North Carolina, premiering here on HollywoodLife. The group – Alyse, oscar romero (rap vocals), Cam Gillette (keyboard and synths), Kenny Kaval (bass), Seth Morgan (guitar) and Ryan Powell (drums) – delivers an emotionally charged anthem for those trying their best to stay together despite all the demons living behind their eyes .
“Heirloom” sees LYLVC (pronounced “lilac”) weaving together elements of metal, emo, hard rock and nu-metal to create an electric experience. You don’t need to have had similar experiences to realize that LYLVC brings its soul to the track, creating a song that is both impactful and intimate.
“Writing my lyrics for ‘Heirloom’ pushed me into a vulnerable place where I was forced to deal with my trauma. I wanted to embody the whole sensory experience in the lyrics of what it’s like to have fear of someone you love,” said Oscar Romero. HollywoodLife. “When we recorded at West Valley Studios, Mike Plotnikoff did a great job of creating a space to fill us with the energy of this song and really bring those emotions into our recording. I confronted my demons with “Heirloom”, hoping to create something that others could connect to.
“This song was really hard to write,” adds Alyse Zavala. “I grew up in a really abusive home and tried to run away many times, got thrown into detention houses, etc. these imaginary walls to protect us. But when we grow up, we find that our walls are so high that we are not even afraid of humans anymore.
“What bothers us the most now are the voices in our heads,” she continues, “the personal demons and insecurities that we have to fight every day. Music has helped me stay alive. I have fought death because the lyrics made me feel less alone in my pain. I hope “Heirloom” can help someone else with personal childhood trauma not feel so alone. “
“Heirloom” follows “Perfect Drug,” the title track from the band’s new EP. “Perfect Drug” finds that LYLVC audiences want more, as the Scott Hansen-the video made for the song has already surpassed one million views in the first month of its release. The band will take these songs on the road in late June, making stops in Illinois and the Mid-Atlantic region. Check here for dates and details.