Meet Central Wisconsin’s Constance. Known for their unique style of blending both light and heavy aspects of metal, they have created their own brand of progressive metalcore.
2018 marks their third year out in the scene and they are hitting it hard. Not only will this be their second Midwest tour, but they are also releasing a new album Recognize Your Potential. I spoke with Constance about their newest single “White Shores” (Feat. Jake Olson of Terraform) which will be featured on their newest album, as well as what is new to come for their career.
This year is “Constance’s most ambitious year yet” could you please elaborate on that a bit?
The release of our first full length album Recognize Your Potential is definitely a huge step forward in terms of the progression and growth of this band. Everything we endured to get to this point has really shaped us as musicians and individuals, so to say that this next year of supporting our release is huge would be quite the understatement.
When reading your band interests section I couldn’t help but laugh. It says that you are influenced by Smash Bros, Power Rangers, Shrek and bears. I too find these to be inspiring. Are there any other bands, moments, or other things that have had an impact on your career?
Honestly, what more is there to say than Shrek is love, Smash is life.
We definitely wouldn’t be where we are today without our friends in the band In Solace. They helped us get on our first show, took us on the road for our first tour and are all just some of the kindest people we’ve ever met. So without them, who knows where we’d be today!
This year is the beginning of your Recognize Your Potential tour, are there any particular venues you are looking forward to or playing for the first time?
We actually did the RYP Tour this past summer with our friends in Beyond Atlas and Aurora View (who will both be playing our album release show, check ‘em out!). However, we do plan on touring again this spring/summer to support the album. I would say the venue I’m looking most forward to playing again would be The Garage in Burnsville, Minnesota. They were under renovation last summer during our tour so we’d love to bring our next one through there. It’s such a great venue and the staff that runs it has been nothing but great to us. Get out there and catch a show if you can!
With a new album on the way, there is always a lot of anticipation from the fans, and especially from the musicians who created it. Is there a label you one day wish to be a part of or would you like to remain independent?
Now this is a tough one! We really enjoy being an independent artist currently. However, if the right opportunity presents itself that isn’t to say that we wouldn’t take a record deal!
Is there anything you would like to include about your new album, such as the overall concept or message? What does it say about where Constance stands as a band? What can we look forward to?
Our new album covers a wide range of topics. There are a few tracks based on concepts but the majority of the tracks cover a lot of our own personal struggles. Ultimately, though the album is about overcoming your fears, dealing with those inner demons, pushing yourself past your boundaries and finding the strength inside yourself to make your dreams a reality. There were a lot of hurdles we had to jump in order to make it to this point in our bands career and we couldn’t be more proud of where we are today. Like we stated prior, 2018 is going to be a tremendous year for us, so if you like what you’ve heard so far there is plenty more to come.
“White Shores” really hits you hard from the beginning. I can already really get a feel for what we are to expect from their new album. You are immediately drawn in by the perfect mix of clean and guttural vocals. The technical intricacy of the drum fills compliment the guitar riffs and kick drum patterns, adding tremendous power to this track. The two distinct personalities between the guitars really brighten up the dueling vocals. This really brings forth the true style of Constance, the constant interplay between heavy and light.
Their new album Recognize Your Potential is due out March 2nd, 2018 and the anticipation is killing us! Until then you can view their video of “White Shores” now! This track is also available for download!
The Album release show will be held March 3rd 2018 at Coral Lanes Bowling Center in Rothschild, Wisconsin.
You can also follow Constance on Facebook and Bandcamp.com!