‘An emerging talent with a pulse on contemporary culture. Healing Process tackles experiences regarding mental health in a fresh and wholly intimate and emotive form. Effervescently beautiful lyrics, and vocals that express incommunicable experiences remarkably. Spot on.’ ~ CONKER.
Essex based emo band, Home At Last , is comprised of core artists, Riley Johnson (vocals); Ben Robertson and Daniel Williamson (guitarists); and Sam Portch (bassist). Having originally played in separate bands, the members united earlier this year with the aim to create authentic content exploring the everyday life disincentives and obstacles faced by those with mental health conditions. The band decided on the name Home At Last after guitarist, Ben saw the words in a book and found that they eased and reassured him. Vocalist Riley told CONKER that ‘the band name reflects the struggles that each member has faced throughout each of their lives and connotes a positive ending that even throughout the hardest times, they’ve still been able to find their way home’. Whilst this symbol of safety and security may not be something that all of our readers can relate to, the feeling and rawness of the band’s sound certainly echoes that sense of belonging and understanding that we often find is greatly lacking in other areas of society.
The theme of mental health is especially apparent in their new single Healing Process, which tackles experiences regarding mental health in a fresh and wholly intimate and emotive form. Effervescently beautiful lyrics, and vocals that express seemingly incommunicable experiences remarkably. Spot on. The band explains that the single is ‘an exploration of the implications of dealing with adolescent mental health’ adding that the ‘harsh, explicit vocals juxtapose [the] melodic guitars, creating a sense of urgency surrounding mental health’. Home At Last are a band on the rise … watch this space.
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