Alt-metallists, Walkways, has returned with a brand new single, “You Found Me.” Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, the band – Ran Yerushalmi (vocals), Bar Caspi (guitar), Yoni Menner (guitar), Avihai Levy (bass), and Priel Horesh (drums) – have also returned to the concert stage, including a headline show on Sept. 27 at Barby Club in Tel Aviv, plus headlining the Kineret Open Air festival in Israel on Oct. 22-23.
“‘You Found Me’ is a song telling the story of how after a devastating betrayal in a past relationship,” explains Ran. “I lost myself completely in rage and overwhelming urges for revenge. I lost all ability to love, or be romantic in any way, let alone care about anyone or anything. Then came the woman who later became my wife – she was strong enough and cared enough to be there for me and love me through my lowest points and slowly teach me to love and be truly happy again. The song is written to her. This song is also a message to remind people who are down, depressed, heartbroken, or going through hard times – it always gets better. Stay strong through the tough times and look for the positive light to help you through them.”
The singer also had this to say about the song’s striking video. “The video was shot over a span of a couple of days in a beautiful music studio in Jerusalem, and several locations throughout Israel. As a part of trying to maintain our DIY mindset, half of the video shots, and all of the editing was done in-house by the band itself. It was very weird for us to play seated, we are used to performing and shooting videos standing up, but the warmth of the studio and the vibe of this song went perfectly with this approach.”
Walkways’ most recent album, ‘Bleed Out, Heal Out,’ was released in 2019 on Nuclear Blast Records, receiving striking reviews in various international magazines and music blogs. ‘Bleed Out, Heal Out’ displays a unique mix of alternative metal and metalcore, a style that combines heavy riffs and soft parts, emotional melodies and a wide range of vocal styles. The album was self-produced by the band, mixed by the band’s very own Priel Horesh, and mastered by Ermin Hamidovich at Systematic Productions.
Walkways has shared the stage with the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, In Flames, Devin Townsend, Jinjer, and many more, and the band is now working on their third full-length album – along with their impending return to live concerts.