Post-hardcore quintet LIMBS have released a hard-hitting new single, “Abandoned”. Additionally, the band has announced that longtime friend Austin McAuley will be stepping into the role of lead vocalist. McAuley debuted with LIMBS at the end of 2018 while on tour with Currents, giving fans a taste of his energy and passion before bringing it into the studio for new music.
“’Abandoned’ is quite literally a narrative of struggling to accept one’s own flaws. It represents the rejecting of negative emotions, coupled with a perpetual need for self-preservation”, guitarist Jordan Hunter explains. “We wrote this song differently than any song we’ve ever written before – all together in a room from start to finish. We’ve definitely adopted a more collective-based style of writing as opposed to having one person write most things primarily“.
He adds: “We’ve really taken a new approach to writing songs collectively, and Austin coming into the picture was a direct cause of that. He was already close with the band prior to his induction, so the camaraderie has been second-nature while on the road and in the studio. He’s a terrific fit”.