In some ways you could say that Anadel has been searching for their sound since their start in 2010. With each album bringing them a small step closer to realizing who they are, why they create, and what they are trying to say. All of their releases have dealt with themes of doubt, faith, love won and lost; always with a sense of deep darkness and longing lurking just beneath the surface. Over the years members have come and gone, and much has changed for the band, but at the core the goal has always been, and remains, to make art that is honest, beautiful, and thought provoking.
As the writing process began for their fourth album, lyricist JT Bailey realized that he’d been pulling a lot of punches, often without even realizing it. This was something he purposed to remedy on this new material. The result is a collection of songs that are raw, honest, at times like an exposed nerve, but always set against a musical backdrop that draws you in and keeps you invested in the journey the band hopes to take you on. They’ll take you to some dark places, but there’s always light just beyond the next rise. In the end, the trip is well worth the “dark nights of the soul” along the way.