Catholic Guilt Debuts ‘Life In Three Part Harmony’ Video

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Catholic Guilt debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Life in Three Part Harmony‘ Tuesday. The song and its video are the fourth from the band’s recently released EP This Is What Honesty Sounds Like. T

he band debuted the EP’s third single ‘A Boutique Affair‘ and its video in July. The EP’s second single ‘The Awful Truth‘ debuted June 19 and its lead single ‘Song of the Renter‘ debuted Feb. 10.

The ‘Life in Three Part Harmony’ animated video is meant to reflect a live performance by the band, complete with fans crowd surfing. The single plays over the video as it progresses. The song in question features a ballad style approach in its guitars and vocals that is certain to connect easily with the band’s fan base.

Front man Brehton Harris talked about the video during a recent interview.

“Due to the pandemic, we’d been without live music in Melbourne since March, and to say we missed it a lot is an understatement,” said Harris. “As a band playing live is obviously crucial to our existence, but it’s not just the playing that we missed, it’s all the little connections that come with it. Whether playing or attending a gig, it’s so much more than just a gig. It’s an opportunity to truly connect with other human beings and share a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A chance to catch up with friends or to meet new ones, an excuse to have a few drinks and sing yourself hoarse or mosh away the stress of daily life. It can be an avenue for escape or a safe space where you can be your truest self.”

“The vision for this video was to recreate the experience of a show in a way that would highlight all of those little connections that are currently missing from our lives without live music,” added Harris. “If the FOMO we’ve felt watching it is anything to judge it by, then the animator Jed has absolutely nailed it. We hope you enjoy it.”

The gentle musical approach is used to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical content, which Harris said is meant to celebrate the unity brought by music.

“‘Life in Three Part Harmony’ is a love song to the awesome connective power of live music,” said Harris. “There’s something magical that happens when a music lover is watching their favourite act perform live. They become immersed in music. It takes over their mind, body and soul, and for those precious few minutes or hours, they are connected on a near-spiritual wavelength with the artist.”

“This is a song for anyone who understands that moment when an artist hits the high note and it penetrates your soul, and you look around and notice another human experiencing that special rush too,” added Harris. “That moment has completely changed each of our lives numerous times. On a personal note, this song is a celebration of my happiest place: the front row of a sold-out show, with my partner by my side, singing the words at the top of our lungs like our very existence depends on it.”

‘Life in Three Part Harmony’ and the rest of Catholic Guilt’s new EP is available to stream and download here.

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The Soviet Machines Maps Out New Album Release; Debut Album’s Lead Single, Video

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The Soviet Machines is set to open the new year with a new album.

The band is scheduled to release its third album on Jan. 1, 2021. In anticipation of the as-yet-untitled album’s release, the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Get Your Kicks‘ and its companion videos on Nov. 12 through DC-Jam Records.

The song’s video features the trio out and about having fun, and in the studio with producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Afghan Wigs) recording its new record. The song’s musical arrangement is a catchy, garage/stoner rock style work that holds its own against other similar style songs that are more well-known.

The song’s lyrical theme would seem to present an encouragement to just make the most of life. That is inferred as front man Rich Salsbury sings in the song’s chorus, “Get your kicks/While you can, baby.” This coupled with the ruminations on certain situations in the song’s verses, makes it seem even more that this song is, again, just about making the most out of life.

‘Get Your Kicks’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on The Soviet Machines’ new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://thesovietmachines.bandcamp.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thesovietmachines

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The Tibbs’ Latest LP Is A Powerful New Musical Round From The Tibbs

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Music collective The Tibbs officially released its sophomore album Another Shot Fired Friday.  The 13-song record is a presentation that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.  From fans of vintage soul and R&B to The Tibbs’ own fan base, the 44-minute record proves itself to be an enjoyable record from start to end.  One of the songs that makes the record so enjoyable is its lead single, ‘Damaged Heart.’  It will be discussed shortly.  The album’s midpoint, ‘Mama Says’ does its own share to show what makes The Tibbs’ new album so enjoyable.  It will be addressed a little later.  ‘Circeo,’ which comes late in the record’s run, is yet another positive addition to Another Shot Fired.  It will also be discussed later.  When it is considered alongside the other two songs noted here and the rest of the album’s run, the album in whole finds itself leaving listeners anxious for The Tibbs’ next musical shot in the best way possible.

The Tibbs’ sophomore album Another Shot Fired is some strong musical firepower from the up-and-coming neo-soul/R&B outfit.  That is proven in part early on through the album’s lead single, ‘ Damaged Heart.’  The musical arrangement featured in the song plays its own key part in supporting the noted statement.  It is a throwback to the R&B sounds of the 1960s and 70s with its horns, funky guitar rhythms and drums. Roxanne Hartog’s vocal delivery here adds to that sense, too.  Adding to the arrangement’s appeal is the way in which it was produced.  There is something in the production that is so wonderful.  From the raw sound of the snare drum to the smooth sound of Hartog’s vocal delivery and the richness in the horns makes the overall sound come across as if the whole had been bottled up in a time capsule since the end of the 1970s.  It is such an infectious presentation in itself that will have listeners wanting to hit the dance floor  Ironically, as upbeat as the song is in its musical arrangement, that positive nature is counter to the song’s lyrical theme.

According to a statement from The Tibbs, the song’s lyrical theme is actually very heavy yet accessible to audiences. 

“‘Damaged Heart’ is about the uncertainty that one might bring from past experiences into a new relationship and the fear of not being able to give oneself completely,” the statement reads. “The bright spot being the openness with which this uncertainty is raised. Altogether, Damaged Heart could – despite the irreparable harm that is suggested is in the title – very well be interpreted as a love song …”

The statement is made clear as Hartog sings in the song’s lead verse, “My baby and I/We get by/But oh, sometimes/I can’t describe/This feeling creeps up on me/I wouldn’t say it’s a jealousy/But I can’t deny/I can’t deny/I can’t remember/When I last/Felt so deep longing/For someone in the past/This truth, it haunts me/In the night/Putting my heart…/I can’t deny/Couldn’t tell you why…”  Some of this is a bit difficult to decipher without a lyrics sheet to reference, but what is clearly being mentioned here is someone who wants to have gone past a previous relationship, but can’t help but think of that past situation.  This would seem to work in tandem with the statement about the song’s lyrical theme.  From there, she mentions in the song’s second verse what sounds like she is saying, “My damaged heart/has to learn.”  Again not having a lyrics sheet to reference makes deciphering precisely, the lyrics here difficult.  That aside, the message is relatively clear.  This is in fact someone who is trying to get over a past relationship, but is having some difficulty in doing so.  Going back to the song’s musical arrangement, it is even more evident how stark the contrast is in the song’s musical arrangement and its lyrical content.  It makes for quite the interesting presentation and just one example of what makes the album in whole so interesting.  ‘Mama Says,’ which serves as the album’s midpoint, is another notable entry to this record.

‘Mama Says’ stands out in part because of its musical arrangement.  This song’s arrangement is a catchy, mid-tempo blues-infused work.  It starts off simple with just Hartog’s vocals alongside a simple bluesy guitar line and some clapping.  As the song progresses, drums and a tambourine join in, but only subtly at best.  It is not until more than a minute and a half into the song that the arrangement picks up, including the addition of the horns to add some more flash.  The arrangement in whole lends itself easily to a comparison to works from The Tibbs’ label mates Hannah Williams & The Affirmations.  The energy in the song’s arrangement pairs well with the song’s lyrical theme, which is a tribute to one of the band members’ moms on one level.  On another, it is a song that echoes the appreciation that we all have for our mothers.

Hartog sings in the tribute’s lead verse, “My mama is the strongest girl I know/My mama is the strongest girl I know/She taught how to fly/She taught me how to sing/She taught me how to cry/She taught me everything I know/She said, “Don’t give up on yourself/She’s the strongest/She’s the sweetest/She’s the toughest/She’s the softest/She’s a goddess…”  As the song progresses, Hartog even sings, that the mother told her to “keep your head up high.”  The rest of the song follows much in the same vein, lyrically speaking.  The whole becomes a lyrical presentation that will put a smile on every listener’s face.  That is even more certain when this positive lyrical message is paired with the song’s equally uplifting musical arrangement.  All things considered here, the song shows even more why Another Shot Fired is another power packed musical round from The Tibbs.  It still is not the last of the record’s most notable tracks, either.  ‘Circeo,’ which comes late in the record’s run, is one more of the many enjoyable entries in this record.

‘Circeo’ is a full-on instrumental composition.  There are no vocals here.  It is just the band putting its talents on full display.  This three-minute, 42-second composition is a solid mix of vintage soul and R&B what with its horns, bolstered by the baritone sax, the solid, simple time keeping on the drums and the equally simple but strong guitar line.  The groove that the group establishes in this opus is so infectious.  It takes only a matter of moments for audiences to become wholly engaged in the song and entertained.  The way in which the arrangement was composed, it would be so easy to add any lyrics.  That is evident as the chorus and verse sections are that clear throughout the song’s nearly four-minute run.  Nevermind that the arrangement is not exactly progressive.  It is just so fun and engaging that it is so easy to overlook its simple approach.  Keeping that in mind, it proves itself to be just as welcome an addition to Another Shot Fired as the other songs noted here and the rest of the album’s entries.  When all of the album’s songs are considered together, they make Another Shot Fired a presentation that audiences will hope is not the last musical round to be fired off by The Tibbs.

The Tibbs’ sophomore album Another Shot Fired is an impressive new offering that will appeal to a wide range of listeners.  That is proven from the album’s open to its end through its musical and lyrical content.  That is proven through all three of the songs examined here.  When these songs are considered along with the rest of the album’s entries, the whole of the album becomes a presentation that is without question, one more of this year’s top new independent albums at the very least and a work that vintage soul and R&B purists will enjoy hearing just as much as The Tibbs’ established fan base.  The record is available now.

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Eagle Rock Entertainment’s New John Lee Hooker Live Recording Is A Welcome Addition To Any Blues Lover’s Library

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Eagle Rock Entertainment is helping audiences get their live music fix once again.  Following the releases of the latest Def Leppard and The Rolling Stones live recordings early this year, the company has teamed with Montreux Sounds to release two more live recordings from the famed Montruex Jazz Festival.  They come in the form of blues legend John Lee Hooker’s 1983 and 1990 performances alongside the Coast to Coast Blues Band.  The very presentation of the two shows together is in itself a clear positive to this presentation in its own right and will be discussed shortly.  The set lists featured in the concerts add even more to the recording’ presentation and will be discussed a little later.  The recording’s  production rounds out its most important elements and will be discussed later, too.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of the recording’s presentation.  All things considered, they make the recording a welcome addition to any blues aficionado’s music library.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new John Lee Hooker live recording Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 is a presentation that will easily appeal to any blues aficionado.  That is proven in part through its very presentation.  Audiences get here not one but two separate concerts in one vinyl (and digital) presentation.  It would have been easy for Eagle Rock’s officials to split the concerts up (as they shockingly did recently with Def Leppard’s recent London To Vegas recording).  Thankfully, that did not happen here.  Instead, audiences get the two hour-long shows (the 1983 show is actually one hour, five minutes and the second is approximately one hour in length) in one complete package.  Essentially, audiences are getting two shows for the price of one, and not only on vinyl, but also on digital.  The only downside to the presentation is that it was not made available on DVD or Blu-ray, even though official video clips of the performances are streaming online.  Maybe that portion of the recording will come along in the not too distant future.  That aside, audiences who are okay with just owning the concerts’ audio recording will appreciate having the whole of both recordings at least in their existing platforms.  This is just one part of what makes the collective recording so appealing.  Its featured set lists add to its appeal.

As noted, audiences get in Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990, two separate live sets.  One clocks in at an hour in length and the other at an hour and five minutes.  That equals to a total of just over two hours.  That is the length of an average single concert for most acts.  In other words, audiences get overall content that is equal to pretty much every other single live recording here, only spanning two concerts.  Building on that, audiences get at least a healthy representation of Hooker’s catalog at the time.  There are some well-known songs, such as ‘Baby Lee,’ ‘Boom Boom,’ and ‘Boogie Chillen’ as well as covers of songs from Hooker’s blues counterparts, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Maceo, and Tommy Tucker throughout the course of the two set lists.  Hooker takes audiences all the way back to his formative days in his 1948 hit ‘Boogie Chillen’ and as recent as his 1989 album The Healer.  Along the way, songs, such as ‘Crawlin’ King Snake (from 1959’s I’m John Lee Hooker), ‘I’m In The Mood’ (a single from 1951, which was in fact inspired by The Glenn Miller Orchestra’s ‘I’m In The Mood’) and ‘It Serves Me Right To Suffer (from 1966’s It Serves You Right To Suffer) are also featured.  Some of the songs are repeated between the two sets, but audiences will note that the performances of those repeat songs are not themselves repeats.  Rather, they are their own unique performances.  To that end, what audiences get even in this case is still some originality.  When those performances are considered along with the other performances and the set lists overall, what audiences get in this element is content overall that will do just as much as the set’s presentation to keep audiences engaged and entertained.  While the overall content and presentation collectively do plenty to make this recording so appealing, they are just a portion of what makes it so enjoyable.  The recording’s overall production rounds out its most important elements.

Audiences will be pleased to know that the production of Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 is just as impressive as the recording’s content.  The audio is crystal clear, with the audience noise and music expertly balanced throughout.  Even taking into consideration just the band’s performance, each performer’s part is just as well balanced with those of his band mates.  Hooker’s own vocals are just as clear throughout the course of the concerts.  The result is that audiences will find that very rarely throughout the two hour-plus recording will they ever have to adjust the volume or even strain to hear any part of the performances.  In other words, audiences get the best seat in the house once more thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment, and will at times feel like they are right there at the concerts because the production resulted in such clear, rich sound throughout.  Between this positive, that of the overall content, and that of the set’s presentation, what audiences get in Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 is a presentation that every blues lover will welcome in his or her music library whether digitally or on vinyl.  With any luck, fans will be rewarded with a full DVD/BD release of the concert sooner rather than later to make the experience whole.  Until such time though, audiences will still revel in the experience presented by this audio-only release of the noted concerts.

Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new John Lee Hooker double live recording Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 is a strong new offering from the company in its ongoing partnership with Montreux Sounds.  There is much to appreciate about the recording, not the least of which being that it is a double recording in one complete set.  Audiences get to own both shows in one package rather than being forced to buy them separately.  The overall content – from its set lists to their overall run time – adds even more appeal to the recording.  The recording’s  production puts the finishing touch to its presentation.  Each item noted and discussed here is important in its own way to the whole of this recording’s presentation.  All things considered, they make Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 a joy for any John Lee Hooker fan and blues aficionado alike to experience.  It is available now.

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Vis Mystica Takes On ‘Star Wars’ Story In New Single, Album

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Independent metal band Vis Mystica is giving audiences their first preview of its new album.

The duo — Devin Dewer and Connor McCray — debuted the lead single from its forthcoming album Celestial Wisdom on June 8 in the form of ‘Lux Et Veritas.’ the album is scheduled for release in 2021. The song is one part of a concept album crafted by the duo that follows the Darkhorse Comics “Dawn of the Jedi” Star Wars story line.

According to information provided, the song’s lyrical content focuses on the prisoner Daegen Lok, “who was exiled for prophesying the coming war between the Rakatans and the people of Tython.”

The musical arrangement featured in Vis Mystica’s new song is a power metal style composition that will appeal to fans of bands, such as Rhapsody, Blind Guardian, and Twilight Force. The opus features guest vocals from David Micheal Moote (Operus).

Dewer and McCray discussed the song’s creation in a prepared statement.

“We were much more confident with this release, due to the refinement of our sound and the astounding vocal talents of David Moote in the pre-chorus and chorus,” the statement said. “Definitely, a song that will be very popular live.”

‘Lux Et Veritas’ is available to stream and download through YouTube, Spotify, Bandcamp, and Amazon.

The full track listing for Celestial Wisdom is noted below.

Track Listing:
1. Whispering Winds of Fate (feat. Jonas Heidgert)
2. Legacy of the Builders (feat. David Michael Moote)
3. The Plains of Silence (feat. Jesse Isadore)
4. Lux Et Veritas (feat. David Michael Moote)
5. Beyond the Gates of Fury
6. On The Loose (Saga Cover) – (CD Bonus Track)

More information on Vis Mystical’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Steep Canyon Rangers Receive Another Grammy Nomination

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Steep Canyon Rangers received a special honor this week.

The band announced Tuesday, it is one of five nominees in the “Best Bluegrass Album” category for the 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony. The nomination is for the band’s live recording North Carolina Songbook. The eight-song recording was captured April 28, 2019 at the annual Merlfest in Wilkesboro, NC and released Dec. 5, 2019 through Yep Roc Records.

The performance featured in the recording featured performances of ‘Stand By Me’/’Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down’ and ‘Blue Monk’ among others. The record debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Billboard Chart.

Vocalist Woody Platt was humble as he talked about the nomination in a prepared statement.

“It is such an honor to be recognized by the Recording Academy with a Grammy nomination,” said Platt. “It is especially sweet because this record pays tribute to many of the great artists from our musically rich home state of North Carolina.”

Platt’s band mate Graham Sharp expanded on Platt’s statements.

“This album was conceived as a love letter to our home state and the overwhelmingly diverse amount of groundbreaking musicians it has produced,” said Sharp. “It was a joy to perform and we’re truly grateful to be nominated among such a cool slate of our peers.”

Steep Canyon Rangers’ nomination in the 63rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony is just the latest of the band’s honors. The band is a member of the North Carolina music Hall of Fame. The band has also recorded three albums with famed comedian/actor/musician Steve Martin.

The group’s album Nobody Knows You won the Grammy in 2013 in the “Best Bluegrass Album” category. Only a year prior, the band was nominated for its album Rare Bird Alert.

Steep Canyon Rangers released its latest album Arm in Arm this year through Yep Roc Reords.

More information on Steep Canyon Rangers’ Grammy nomination, and new album is available along with the band’s latest news at:

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Disciples Of Verity Debuts New Single, ‘I Am I,’ Companion Video

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Disciples of Verity debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘I Am I‘ Tuesday. The song and its video are the fifth from the hard rock super group’s forthcoming album Pragmatic Sanction. The band is planning on releasing the album in 2021. The album has already produced the singles ‘The Lost Ones,’ a cover of X Ambassadors’ song ‘Unsteady,’ ‘The Flow,’ ‘Lying To Myself,’ and ‘Worthy.’

The video for ‘I Am I’ features Disciples of Verity performing its new single on a stage to reflect the band’s look in a live setting. That imagery is accompanied by a story of a strip club manager who ends up getting what he deserves in the end from his employees.

Front man Corey Glover discussed the video’s story during a recent interview.

“My hat goes off to the folks doing all that hard work to make this video,” said Glover. “The director and the crew did a great job. The story they told was one of struggle and overcoming a system that more often than not, puts people (women) in financial and physical danger. I am proud of everyone who was involved in telling this story.”

Guitarist Mark Monjoy expanded on Glover’s comments.

“We had a great couple days of shooting with Tony at Kennette Productions,” said Monjoy. “We trusted his vision of what the video needed to capture, and we made it happen. Once you have a good team in place it makes our job that much easier.”

The musical arrangement featured in ‘I Am I’ is a heavy, guitar-driven work that will appeal to fans of Sevendust.

More information on Disciples of Verity’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news is available online at:

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Austin Ingerman Debuts New Single, ‘Stampede,’ Companion Video

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Brand New Day guitarist Austin Ingerman debuted the the video for his latest single over the weekend.

Ingerman debuted the video for his new single ‘Stampede‘ Friday. The debut of the new single and video comes more than two months after Ingerman debuted his debut solo single ‘Diesel Fuel’ and its companion video.

The video is composed of live material recorded by Ingerman which plays against the full-n instrumental track. The song, mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (Whitesnake, Korn, KXM), and produced/engineered by Jeremy Stephens, is a guitar-driven composition. It features a stylistic approach that will appeal to guitar rock purists.

‘Stampede’ is available to stream and download here.

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Awaken Debuts ‘The Veil’ Lyric Video

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Independent hard rock band Awaken debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the lyric video for its latest single, ‘The Veil‘ Saturday. The song and its video are the band’s third from its forthcoming album Monsters & Machines, which the band is planning for release in 2021. It follows the debut of the album’s singles ‘Stained Glass‘ and ‘Behemoth.’

The lyric video for ‘The Veil’ places the song’s lyrics over a series of ever-changing backdrops, such as a globe, a subtle skull visual, and an open door as the song plays over the visuals. Speaking of the song’s musical content, it crosses the band’s familiar electronic leanings with a more melodic hard rock sound to make its whole.

A prepared statement from the band states that the lyrical content that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement presents a familiar social commentary.

“‘The Veil’ is a song about the facades put on by our society, our leaders, and sometimes even ourselves,” the statement reads. “How people can go about on a daily basis keeping people in the dark of their true intentions. It’s like putting your hand over other people’s eyes while creating a cover story to buy time, knowing that it won’t last forever. The light will eventually turn on and the truth will be revealed.”‘

‘The Veil’ is available to stream and download here.

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EverGlaze Debuts New Single, ‘Feels,’ Companion Video

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Independent rock band EverGlaze debuted its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted its new single ‘Feels‘ and its companion video Friday. The debut of the song and its video comes more than four months after the band debuted its then latest single, ‘Shadows‘ and its video.

The ‘Feels’ video features the band performing its new single is a warehouse type setting, complete with bright lighting of many colors. A party of sorts is going on along with a poker game while the band performs its new song. The song’s musical arrangement boasts a work that will appeal to fans of indie/garage/punk style sounds while its lyrical content will find an equally if not wider appeal.

The band discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“Have you ever been in a relationship and knew that you were just comfortable, but not really happy? Like you were just going through the motions and faking the feelings that used to be there to hopefully get them back again, but know they won’t? Well, this song is about taking that hard and painful next step,” the statement reads. “Being honest with yourself to just not fake it anymore and be free of that noise in the back of your head that comes with a feeling of guilt. Even though you could keep going on with that lie, you just won’t because it’s the best for not only you, but for your partner as well. There’s still love there, it just wouldn’t be right so you finally take that leap and it just feels so unexpectedly… GOOD.”

‘Feels’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on EverGlaze’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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