Philadelphia Alt-Rockers Grayscale Share Heartfelt Ballad “Mum II”

A love song about vocalist Collin Walsh’s mother

Philadelphia alt/rock heroes Grayscale have shared their heartfelt, deeply personal ballad “Mum II,” available to stream on all DSPs worldwide. The track is a love song about vocalist Collin Walsh’s mother, with whom he had a difficult relationship throughout his childhood. It marks the band’s first new song of 2024, following their widely embraced track “Not Afraid to Die,” which has garnered nearly a million streams since its release in September.

“My mom and I have had a challenging relationship for a long time for many reasons,” says Walsh. “We didn’t speak for about 5 years at one point in my late teens/early twenties. As I have gotten older, I have felt my youthful anger towards her turn into a mixture of forgiveness, understanding, love, and protectiveness. This song is a follow up to ‘Mum,’ a track on one of our earlier records where the lyrics are about my pain and frustration with her. Many of the lyrics in “Mum II” call back to specific details/imagery of the previous song’s story as well as other Grayscale songs that involve her. I found myself not wanting to play ‘Mum’ live anymore, I think out of an emotional protectiveness and empathy towards what she has been through, her struggles, and her problems. As this feeling grew, I eventually wanted to replace the song with one that reflects how I feel now and how our relationship has grown.”

This summer, Grayscale will support Boys Like Girls on their East Coast tour kicking off July 16th.

Grayscale originated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been actively touring and recording music since 2016. Forming an instant bond as both friends and musicians, they embarked on a musical journey that has defined their lives together. From touring the world and sharing stages with renowned artists like The Band CAMINO, Gym Class Heroes, All Time Low, And Smallpools, to releasing albums that encapsulate different chapters of their personal lives, the band continuously seeks growth, both musically and personally. Their sound, influenced by diverse musical backgrounds, reflects a commitment to authenticity and believability. The band has created lifetime connections with their listeners through songwriting that delves into real – life experiences and themes of introspection and personal growth. 

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

7.16 Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Boys Like Girls
7.17 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa w/ Boys Like Girls
7.19 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse @ The International w/ Boys Like Girls
7.21 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall w/ Boys Like Girls
7.23 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre w/ Boys Like Girls
7.25 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm w/ Boys Like Girls
7.26 North Myrtle Beach, SC @ HOB Myrtle Beach w/ Boys Like Girls
7.27 Greensboro, NC @ Piedmont Hall w/ Boys Like Girls
7.28 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel w/ Boys Like Girls

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