Endwell, New York rock and metalcore band Coasting On Potential has been taking time to re-discover themselves as a band. After three years of not releasing music, this Upstate New York band inspired by TheGhost Inside, Bring Me The Horizon, Blink-182, and more is ready to share their third EP ‘All That I’ve Lost with their listeners’.
Each song on “All That I’ve Lost” represents a certain emotion, feeling, or mindset lead-singer Justin DiTomasso had while dealing with the loss of his parents.
All That I’ve Lost includes the track “In Misery,” which is a raw and emotional track that focuses on the confusion of everything Justin DiTomasso felt. He says, “After losing both of my parents in the time span of one year, I felt like I was alone and had no guidance or direction in life anymore. Knowing that my life could never and would never be the same again. I felt lost in the world with no real drive to move forward in life at all. “In Misery” is the depiction of the twisted way my mind felt in the aftermath of everything. It talks about how I struggled to move on, and how it made me question the point of life, or the point in anything for that matter.” The track is accompanied with a music video that tells the story of a person in the state of depression. Instead of letting someone comfort and guide them through their tough time, they self isolate.
The second track, “Agony”, is a very upbeat song that holds a lot of aggression. It dives into the anger Justin would feel when he thought about his loss. “There were so many things I didn’t appreciate until they were no longer available to me. I felt like there was nothing I could do to change the fact that I saw myself as an indecent human being from it. And from all of that anger and self blame, I allowed myself to slip down a hole of deep depression that took a big toll on many parts of my life,” Justin says.
The title track “All That I’ve Lost,” really focuses on Justin’s emotions from looking back on all of the good times with his parents. It’s somewhat a memorial. Between advice, morals, and more. This track talks about all of the things Justin’s parents did to make him the person he is today. Justin says, “If it wasn’t for them molding me the way they did there’s no telling where I’d be, or what I’d be doing at this very moment. I can’t thank them enough for all that they’ve done for me. This song is a representation of my final goodbyes until the day that I get to see them again.”
Even though this EP focuses heavily on Justin’s loss and emotions, all five members of the band have dealt with loss. This EP is for all of them. Overall, they simply want all of their listeners to know that they are not alone.
Coasting On Potential has multiple more things planned for this year so be sure to keepyour eyes and ears open!