Ohio screamo band For Your Health left a big impression with their 2019 split with Shin Guard (Death of Spring) and their Nosebleeds EP, and now they're gearing up to release their first full-length album, In Spite Of, on February 12 via Twelve Gauge (pre-order at the Deathwish webstore). They recently debuted some of the new songs in a killer live session, and now we're premiering the album's lead single and its video, "Birthday Candles in the Effigy."
As good as Death of Spring and Nosebleeds are, this new single suggests that For Your Health's debut album is about to be a gigantic leap. The slightly cleaner production really opens up their sound, which has only gotten more captivating in the past year. The bulk of the song finds For Your Health at their most chaotic and intense, but it does a 180 towards the end with soaring clean vocals over a post-rocky climax. It's really a hell of a song and it comes with a video that contrasts one of the band's powerful performances with ballerina dancing by Virginia "Gin" Garner.