DRIFT AWAY - Share Video For "Where The Air Stands Still"

Portland, OR-based heavy-hitters Drift Away have shared a music video for their track 'Where The Air Stands Still'. This is a video-only release; the song will hit streaming services on 16th June as the band unveil their highly-anticipated debut EP Chapter 1: Misery.

Watch 'Where The Air Stands Still' BELOW!

Pre-Order Chapter 1: Misery: https://driftawayband.bigcartel.com

'Where The Air Stands Still' follows the previously released singles 'Haunted' and 'Never Really Here', both of which will feature on the EP. The two videos were released via BVTV, one of the most watched rock music channels on YouTube, giving the band a huge platform for their debut releases.

Vocalist Ernell Pearson comments : "'Where The Air Stands Still' is about grieving the loss of a loved one, how we choose to handle that grief when someone we care about deeply is taken from us, and how one can easily feel like they failed this person when they were still alive. When my siblings and I were mostly teenagers, we lost our oldest brother and it gave way for a massive chasm to take hold of our family, especially so for my younger sisters who were very close to him. When someone you love passes away, you have to build a better relationship with death in order for you to continue on without feeling like you could have or should have done more to prevent it from happening.

"All these years later, I’m a dad now. I wrote this song from a place of wanting to always do right by my daughter because that relationship with death has taught me that I could lose her at any moment. This song is a reminder of how my family felt back then and a way for me to tell myself to keep holding her close. I hope it can be a reminder for others as well."

Originally called Oracle, American metalcore band Drift Away started in 2017 as a lunch on the north side of Portland, Oregon between five friends, years separated after their previous band called it a day. Vocalist Ernell Pearson, guitarist Bryce Kreklow, guitarist Daniel Grigg, bassist Taylor Barrett, and drummer Travis Morlan decided it was too early for them to give up on the full-length’s worth of music they had written before. The band quickly set to work on rewriting. Soon after, Grigg left the band and the group continued on as a quartet. The following year saw the band release their debut single 'Haunted' as a BVTV exclusive, quickly garnering over 15,000 views and 5,000+ listeners in a matter of a few days.

As the four-piece came closer to playing live shows, the global COVID-19 pandemic quickly became much more than just a news headline and suddenly, the band had to change trajectory. Their second single 'Never Really Here' was released in September 2021 through BVTV and soon after, bassist Barrett parted ways with the band. The following year saw the band release a cover of Linkin Park’s 'Papercut' as the remaining members completed production on their first album and quickly after, bassist Jesus “Jag” Galeana was added to the line-up.

2023 came around the corner, and the newly reformed quartet have since played two nearly sold-out shows and are now setting to release their next single 'Where The Air Stands Still' off of their debut EP Chapter 1: Misery.

Catch the band performing at their EP launch show:

Jun 17: Portland Star Theater

Tickets here: https://driftawayofficial.com

Chapter 1: Misery tracklisting:

1. Haunted 
2. Where The Air Stands Still 
3. Never Really Here 
4. Cold Sweat (feat. Poetry of Moth) 
5. Don't Make A Sound