Vagrants returned with their new single “You Still Linger” out now on Equal Vision Records. “You Still Linger” serves as the next evolution of the band’s sound, with intricate guitar and drum work supported by modern electronic elements. The emotionally charged lyrics found on the track dive deep into self-reflection and being able to grow from past experiences. The energy of the song is matched in the video, with a high-octane performance jumping “beyond the veil” of reality versus perception. Recording for the track was split between the band’s own studio in Florida and with Matt Goldman (‘68, As Cities Burn) in Tennessee. The song was mixed by Sam Guaiana (Silverstein, Young Culture) and mastered by Kris Crummet (Dance Gavin Dance, Hail The Sun). You can stream “You Still Linger” here now and watch the video for the track here.
On the writing process of the track, vocalist/guitarist Jose DelRio stated:
“Writing this song served as a very “look in the mirror” moment for me; My whole life I’ve carried around insurmountable amounts of emotional baggage from trauma, and this song was my opportunity to put pen to paper and objectively try to process how it’s affected me and every relationship in my life.
This honest acknowledgement has allowed me to reconnect with myself and channel those feelings into a cathartic release. Visually, we hope it gives that vibe too. This is us holding nothing back, and wearing it all on our sleeves.”
Formed in 2017, Vagrants’ current line-up is composed of Jose DelRio (guitars/vocals), Anastasia Hayes (Drums), and Bryce Ballinger (guitar). “You Still Linger” sees DelRio taking charge of the band and stepping into the lead vocalist role for the first time, previously providing clean vocals only on 2019’s Separation EP and a slew of singles. Having built a dedicated fan base through extensive touring, the band has shared the stage with Hawthorne Heights, Emery, The Word Alive, and Eyes Set To Kill to name a few, and will head out on a short run this month with Empty. With a renewed outlook and transformative sound, Vagrants are definitely going to be a band to keep an eye on in 2021 and beyond.