Boy Becomes Hero, the post-hardcore project brought to life by Andrew Brittingham, is kicking off 2019 with the announcement of their debut LP, Reverie. With thrashing anthems and melodic breakdowns, Reverie a story that takes listeners on a true journey while they follow a boy named Tsukuyo through his battle with the evil that has consumed his past, present and his future. The 10-track concept album features vocal performances by Kurt Travis (Royal Coda, ex-Dance Gavin Dance), Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost), Darina Kayuokova (Moqumentary) and Sam Kohl (ex-Sea in the Sky).
“I hope that ‘Reverie’ is able to create a new experience in post-hardcore scene that will allow listeners a place to stop and escape from their struggles and to be lost in the music and story alike” shares Brittingham on the upcoming release. The debut LP from Boy Becomes Hero was mixed and mastered by Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Sleeping With Sirens, Issues). Reverie is due out February 28, 2019 and is available for pre-order at https://www.boybecomeshero.com/.
Reverie Track listing
1: Exordium (feat. Kurt Travis and Darina Kayukova)
2: Perspicacity (feat. Garret Rapp)
4: Expatiate (feat. Darina Kayukova)
7: Abeyance (feat. Darina Kayukova)
8: Deluge (feat. Aaron Gillespie & Sam Kohl)
9: Delectation (feat. Kurt Travis & Garret Rapp)
After battling addiction for 10+ years, Andrew became sober in early 2017. He had always struggled to find his place in the music world after bouncing around bands and finally had the clarity and inspiration to create the concept album he’d been dreaming of. He shares that “Sobriety is not a punishment for those who cannot control their use of these substances, but a reminder and privilege to have the opportunity to regain our inspiration, create amazing music and art and inspire others to do the same.”
The recent loss of artists like Kyle Pavone and Mac Miller combined with Andrew’s past experiences with his own addiction and depression while seeing friends struggle with similar demons on various scales, inspired Andrew to give back through Reverie. Boy Becomes Hero has partnered with To Write Love on Her Arms with the creation of the “Gravity Initiative” shirt. The shirt is available online both individually and as part of pre-order bundles. 100% of proceeds from the shirt and bundles as well as 10% of all additional album sales will be donated to TWLoHA to help further their mission.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Boy Becomes Hero is dedicated to creating a musical experience across the post-hardcore scene and sub-genres while raising awareness for depression, self-harm, addiction and suicide. For more information, please visit www.boybecomeshero.com.