Melodic metalcore outfit Placeholder have returned with their first single, ‘Faith’, featuring new vocalist, Lee Male.

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‘Faith’ explores the emotional stress of needing your loved ones when you’re struggling with the weight of the world; how one person’s kind words or ‘check in’ can feel like the most important message you have ever received.

On ‘Faith’, Male states: “‘Faith’ is the product of pushing through and persevering. I started speaking to the guys in the first lockdown and we had planned on getting into a room together and seeing how my voice sat within their new demo’s. Six months later we were in a studio recording our first single having never actually played live together. This was a very different approach to creativity, writing and demoing everything remotely. That being said, hearing it come together in the studio was massively rewarding but a world away from our roots of practice room writing / demoing for months, but we managed to turn that slight bump in the road into a massive positive and are all so proud of how ‘Faith’ sounds. Hopefully ‘Faith’ will help you realise that no matter how heavy your burden, opening up and talking about it will always help.”

Placeholder are a four-piece melodic metalcore band from Southampton, influenced by the likes of ThornhillNorthlane, and Dayseeker. Having re-formed with a new vocalist in March 2020, ‘Faith’ is the creation of months of anxiety and frustration trying to function as a band during a pandemic. Given the circumstances, Placeholder have created diamonds out of sand and are making their own opportunities to bring their melodic metalcore sound to the masses.

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