Grey Daze, who won widespread praise for Amends, the stirring, full circle album that found the surviving band members fulfilling a promise made to singer Chester Bennington, return this January with a five-song EP, dubbed Amends… Stripped (Jan. 29, Loma Vista Recordings).
A preview of Amends… Stripped comes with the release of “Shouting Out (Stripped)” and its accompanying video: https://found.ee/GD_SOStrippedVideo.
“One of the more interesting things about working with such a great singer like Chester, is the more you take away from his surroundings, the more you get to appreciate and hear all of the subtle nuances of his voice,” explains Grey Daze co-founder and drummer Sean Dowdell. “He was a very special vocalist with an amazing writing ability, and it was very meaningful for us to use these different vocal performances on the acoustic version of ‘Shouting Out.’”
The band returned to the studio in October, working with producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse) and a selection of alternate vocal tracks from Bennington. The concept of an acoustic release was something Grey Daze had discussed prior to the release of Amends, knowing that the songs present an entirely new aspect to the material and spotlight Bennington’s immense talent, something they’d only been able to witness in the studio.