TOUCHE AMORE – ” Lament ” Best Albums Of 2020

Posted: October 11, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Post-hardcore band Touché Amoré released their long-awaited fifth studio album “Lament” via Epitaph Records. The album is produced by Ross Robinson, who’s worked with Glassjaw, Slipknot and Korn. Lead single “Limelight,” which features Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull, is as chaotic as Touché’s other songs, though it’s quiet at first, with Bolm’s scratchy vocals making the most noise. Hull’s silky vocals are a great addition to the post-hardcore/emo mess. Touché Amoré’s last studio album was 2016’s critically-acclaimed Stage Four, which reckoned with the death of frontman Jeremy Bolm’s mother. It was powerful and evocative, and Bolm’s poetic lyricism resonated with many. Since then, they re-recorded their album “To the Beat of a Dead Horse”, and they released a live album and some one-off singles.

After extensively grieving his mother on 2016’s Stage Four, Touché Amoré singer Jeremy Bolm just wanted to move on. As Lament makes clear, though, it wasn’t that easy. “It’s not how it was, but it’s not getting lighter,” he yells on “Limelight,” the album’s soaring lead single. Bolstered by an extensive recording session with legendary nü-metal producer Ross Robinson, Touché Amoré fine-tune their trademark brand of post-hardcore on Lament and make every note serve a purpose, from the enormous “Deflector” to the tenderhearted “I’ll Be Your Host.” Bolm may not feel like he’s basking in sunshine just yet, but by the sound of Lament, he’s found the next best thing: the promising warmth of a sunrise and the glimmer of determination that comes with it.

It’s October 9th which means “Lament” is officially out worldwide. We’ve been working on this album on and off for a couple years now and for it to be finally out feels extremely gratifying. Working with Ross Robinson was a dream and a privilege we don’t take for granted. He taught us new things about ourselves every step of the way and this album wouldn’t be what it is if it wasn’t for his most sincere devotion to every decibel of sound any of us made from an incorrect note, embarrassing voice crack or getting something just right. We can’t thank the hard working people at epitaph enough for indulging all our wild ideas with vinyl packaging / flexis / music videos and more. Andy Hull, Julien Baker and Justice Tripp for lending us your voices however big or small, we understand that finding the time and energy in the times we are living in can feel like monumental tasks so to have your energy and grace on this album is something we’ll cherish forever.


Last but not least thank you to the kindness, patience, and understanding of those who have purchased the LP, streamed the album, or shared a kind word about its release. Following Stage Four wasn’t an easy task and often felt unachievable. We are so proud of Lament and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.  Seldom can a band evolve so organically and still remain relevant,

The sound of pure anguish with a glint of hope.

Released October 9th, 2020
The Band:
Jeremy Bolm – Vocals
Clayton Stevens – Guitar
Nick Steinhardt – Guitar
Elliot Babin – Drums
Tyler Kirby – Bass

All songs written by Touché Amoré except * Written by Touché Amoré & John Andrew Hull

“Limelight” (feat. Manchester Orchestra) by Touché Amoré from the album ‘Lament,’ available now

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