Pennsylvania metalcore band Execution Day released a stripped-down version of their most popular single “Woe” and a performance video for the reimagined song. The original track is fast-paced with guttural growls, but in this version, they reverted the track to acoustic guitar and light percussion.
About the stripped-down version of the track, vocalist Dylan Dively stated:
“We chose to reimagine “Woe” not only because it is our most popular song to date, but also for the fact of how relatable the lyrics are. We felt that the lyrics could be better represented in a less aggressive, non-threatening way since this song is about a sensitive subject; depression and anxiety.”
Continuing, he stated:
“We felt like a ‘less is more’ approach was absolutely needed to accomplish what we wanted to get across with the message of the song.”
Founded in 2016, Execution Day has been tirelessly pushing, touring, and creating new music. Their debut EP ‘From the Bottom of my Heart’ was released in 2017 and established the band as one of Pittsburgh’s premier metalcore acts. Following that release, they hit the road touring across the Midwest and playing with acts such as Falling in Reverse, The Plot in You, Like Moths to Flames, and many more.