Today, August 3, Save Face have released an alternative version of “Pour” from 2018’s debut full-length record Merci. “Pour (Redux)” is out now via Epitaph Records.

The re-release celebrates the second anniversary of the debut album and was born accidentally out of a DIY recording/online show back in April, but felt right to release considering the weird world we’re all in right now. Singer/guitarist Tyler Povanda comments: 

“Things are super dark in the world right now. Killer cops instagramming from the beach, unchecked ignorance killing literally thousands of people, all on top of the ‘normal’ things regular people deal with day-to-day. Being creative or writing songs doesn’t really feel all that important or worthy of my time and attention compared to these things, at least for me.

“So really, this track was born out of kind of an accident from a super DIY recording in April. Back then, we did an online show, making new versions of our songs with virtual instruments, which I started playing with for the first time in a big way at the start of the year.

“I thought the version of ‘Pour’ that was made for that show deserved to be heard beyond that one time. After remixing it and adding some components, I think the final form of the track is more true to the identity of the song; this is what the song was trying to do. I think that’s mostly from the addition of the strings, and some genius vocal melodies RB added that I would have never thought of.”

Merci is a concept record with the narrative following an addict dealing with post-rehab relationship struggles and an eventual paranoia-fueled meltdown. 

Listen to Merci here, and hear “Pour (Redux)” below.

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