“Burn Eternal is one of those lightning in a bottle moments where the song just seemed to come together so quickly and naturally. The entire song was written and recorded in a matter of hours. It feels a little more personal for me as well, because I recorded the track myself on my phone.” – Kevin Day. Graduation Speech has once again teamed up with indie label, Jetsam-Flotsam, for the release of “Burn Eternal“, which is available now on all of your preferred digital platforms.
Day, who also fronts the pop-punk band Aspiga, has always considered Graduation Speech a solo project, and his previous releases demonstrate this. 2017’s Quiet and Calm features just Day with his acoustic playing spacious, somber songs; on 2019’s Maintenance Required, he adds additional layers—streaks of guitars, daubs of piano, percussive textures—but the final result still feels like a solo album. 2021’s Private Anxieties, shows the project shedding that designation; though the songs still center around Day’s acoustic guitar, a full band is brought into the fold, transforming these emotional, intimate songs into something more alive. Controlled Burn is the fourth EP under the Graduation Speech moniker and leans heavily on the singer-songwriter approach.