Break The Chains’ is the duo’s most socially aware/political song to date. Inspired by the protest songs of Dylan, Woody Guthrie and of course, our namesake “Bruce Springsteen”.
The song was written after seeing the news throughout 2020 onwards where allot of social topics such as racism, gender equality and human rights were brought to the fore. We were compelled to write this song as a reply to all of this and also as a way to make sense of it all. The song is a call to arms to every human on the planet to come together as one united human race, be kind to each other and put out the fires of hatred and discrimination before it’s too late and there is no way back for us.
We are so happy to announce our new single, “Bruise You Left” will be released on 4th June 2021. Bruise you left is the second single from our upcoming five-track EP ‘No Hope Without Love’. You can pre-save the song on all digital platforms by clicking HERE.
You can also buy a signed limited edition (Limited to 50) CD copy of the EP.
No Hope Without Love [EP – Signed]
Physical CD single of ‘No Hope Without Love’.
Limited to 50 copies
1. You Had It All ft. Stephen A. Quinn
2. Bruise You Left
3. Break The Chains
4. Highway to the Lost & Found
5. —To Be Revealed—
The song was written and recorded completely independently by Chris and Chantelle during lockdown at their own recording studio. The Drums however, were tracked by Chris Brush in Nashville, TN. The track was Mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Rolling Stones, The Killers, Snow Patrol and many more).
Written by the duo the song started out as a title, melodic idea and a drum machine pattern. Since the beginning, the duo have kept with a routine of keeping a weekly allocated “writing session”. This is where the duo get together to focus solely on writing. They will swap ideas, show each other what they have been working on or start a brand new song together. This song was written over the course of two weekly writing sessions.
The premise behind the song is the hurt caused by a long-term relationship coming to an end. Despite promising never to hurt each other, in the end, they do. Those wounds take a while to heal, some never do. So, whilst they may be in a better place apart the wounds/bruises of the relationship will stay with them forever.
In something that has become something of a trademark, the duo enjoy putting darker lyrics with upbeat music.
Throughout the making of this song the duo experimented with sound and sonic textures. One such example of this is the percussion elements. Pinned against the live drum kit is a series of drum loops that were made by chopping up percussion sounds, processing and reversing the sound to create a interesting texture. Something the duo really enjoyed doing. Treating the recording studio like another musical instrument. Something they look forward to exploring more in the future.