We Came As Romans vocalist Kyle Pavone passed away at 28 years old in August 2018. The band vowed to continue on as a quartet and not replace Pavone, and now they're getting down to it.
According to vocalist Dave Stephens in an interview with Billboard, the band is "throwing a few demos around" and hopes hitting the studio is "going to be therapeutic.
“I love that we’re going into the studio with so much to write about and something that hits home for all of us so hard. We’ve never had something so terrible happen, and I think it’s going to be therapeutic to write about it and be together and go through the whole process. I’m actually really looking forward to it.”
“Every record we make some kind of progression, so there’ll be a progression on this one, but I don’t think we’re going to do anything too drastic. It’s still gonna sound like We Came As Romans.”
Stephens adds Pavone's writing will likely make it to the next record.
“He was always writing, and I’m pretty sure he gave Lou [Cotton], our guitarist, a few different things he wrote. We’re gonna try and get into his laptop, too, ’cause I’m sure he had just files and files and files of stuff there, too. So that’s a goal. We would love to include him in this record as much as we can, aside from just writing about him.”
We wish We Came As Romans a peaceful and therapeutic time in the studio.