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Debut Single "Hand In Hand" by Bay Area Emo/Post-Hardcore Band The Cruelty - Out Now!

Updated: Mar 18




The Cruelty is an emotional post-hardcore band from the Bay Area, CA, with a unique sound. The upcoming single of the band draws inspiration from various rock bands of the 2000s, such as At The Drive In, Armor For Sleep, Mineral, and Pianos Become The Teeth. Although the band has previously released a demo, they have spent the past year refining their style and identity. "Hand In Hand" is the result of their hard work, and their fans can finally get a taste of it. The band dropped their new single on September 30th and is eager to perform it live. They also plan to return to the studio to finish a full-length album, set to release in 2024.

Jeff Wright, co-vocalist and bassist for the band shared, "Hand In Hand is a direct observation from a darker time in (bandmate) Cody's life - shrouded in possibly one too many visits to the local dive bar. Written from watching a houseless person from afar while they had a breakdown - they quite literally dropped a Safeway cake on the hot pavement and ate it off the ground. After seeing that go down and meeting them, it was a reminder that when all things seem lost, sometimes all it takes is someone to lend a hand and guide you out of the dark."



Credits: Written by The Cruelty Cody: Vocals + Guitar (Wolfking, The Most Sad) Cole: Vocals + Drums Jeff: Vocals + Bass (The American Scene, Unconditional Arms, Culture Spy) Jacob: Vocals + Guitar

Tracked and Mixed at Nu Tone Studios + Scott's Place by Scott Goodrich (The Story So Far, Culture Abuse, Broadway Calls)

Mastered by Alberto De Icaza (Meg The Stallion, High On Fire, Clutch, Big KRIT)

Lyrics: Don't you ever get tired? Everything's a crisis. The worst situation, manufactured panic Planned - and completely out hand. Elated. I go to sleep without my mind. Elated. 'Cause you're easy on the eyes. Hand in hand, foot in mouth. Should have laughed, but suffered 'stead. Beg for change, and changing ways. Got a cake and dropped it twice. Then ate it off the ground. Head in your hands, you scream and shout. I got tangled in your hair and I drowned within your eyes Head in your hands, you scream and shout. Hand in hand, foot in mouth.


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