Heroics, the second album by Scottish post-rock band VASA, is a sonic exploration in coming to terms with the pains of growing old through reconnecting with our own individual pasts and the histories of generations before. Marking a significant growth in the band’s trademark sound, this album opens up new depths drawing from the invincibility of childhood, the chaos of adolescence and the uncertainties of adulthood.
Composed over three years, Heroics was brought to life between 45-A-Side and Trapdoor Studios with the help of Tom Peters in the summer of 2019. The album is broken into the key stages of life: childhood, adolescence and adulthood where the band explores a whole new range of tonality. Shifting from the childlike bounce of the title track to the electronic pulses that ebb and flow over Prom Night all the way through to the album’s viciously dark yet uplifting conclusion, VASA have created a brazenly joyous yet melancholic soundscape that traverses a lifetime.
VASA will return to the stage early 2020