Riot for Romance Shares Meaning Behind “The World And Its Weight” and “Less For Regret”

American rock band, Riot for Romance, has carved a niche for itself in the music industry with its extraordinary mash-up of post-punk, alternative rock, and shoegaze. Their self-titled EP, unveiled last year, featured two standout tracks, “The World And Its Weight” and “Less For Regret.”

The band members shared intimate details about the inspiration behind the tracks. Lead vocalist, guitarist, and keys player, Jason Hansen, revealed that “The World And Its Weight” was a result of the stress he faced during the pandemic while being confined at home with his family. He expressed his feelings through the song and used it as a means to assure his wife that he would support her through difficult times.

Speaking of “Less For Regret,” the band emphasizes the challenges of parenthood. Riot for Romance delves into the gravity of responsibility that accompanies taking care of another life. Although he doesn’t always feel like he’s got it figured out, Hansen highlights the significance of self-love, humbleness, and taking accountability for his mistakes.

Riot for Romance is known for creating songs that resonate deeply with their audience. The trio perceives music as more than just words on a page – it’s the feelings and moods that it elicits. Their remarkable skill lies in giving each of their tracks a unique identity, as demonstrated by their extraordinary rendition of Radiohead’s “Karma Police.” 

If you haven’t already, check out Riot for Romance’s self-titled EP on Spotify and watch the music video for “The World And Its Weight” on YouTube. 

Listen to Riot For Romance below:

Check the video for “The World And Its Weight” here: