“Daybreak,” which came out last month, brings to an end the angsty and personal trilogy written by Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley. And, he says, it was important to end the tale on a relatively positive note.
“I knew this album would be about accepting this as they are because I was fighting against life so much,” explains Conley, 31, who vented his spleen on “Daybreak” predecessors “Sound the Alarm” in 2005 and “Under the Boards” in 2007. “It’s easy to become cynical, especially in times like these, but being a father I felt like I just couldn’t be that way. I couldn’t be angry anymore.
“It’s not as if it’s a happy ending; it’s just that I found a way to live in the world and not be at odds with it.”
In fact, Conley says the prevailing emotion on “Daybreak” is “actually sadness.”
“I was sad for humanity, and then under the sadness was this depth of compassion. My heart opened to the world and the anger is gone and there’s caring underneath.
“So that’s not a Hollywood ending, but if anything I’m more present with the world. I’m not turning away from it, or myself. I’m here and present, and I think that’s a good thing, and a good message to send.”
Saves The Day, Bayside, I Am the Avalanche and Transit perform Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $14.99 in advance, $19 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.
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