Photo: Holly Turner
NEW JERSEY, USA | SEPTEMBER 8th, 2021 - Alternative rock outfit Wave Break have released their new single "Tug of War," out on all digital platforms NOW. The third single off of their upcoming sophomore EP, "Tug of War" is a continuation of the punchy, punky, alternative blend that Wave Break has demonstrated on their previous two single releases. The song packs a tight punch, and lead vocalist Kelly Barber bursts at the edges with power. Although yet to be announced, Wave Break's new EP, and its first three singles, are unavoidable rock ear candy. About "Tug of War," Wave Break states:
Tug of War is about the unrealistic expectations some friends have for you even when you’re at your limit with the stresses of life and feeling like you can’t keep up with it all. It’s about feeling like everyone needs something from you, and saying that you also need some time for yourself. I’ve lost a couple friends recently because of this.
Wave Break’s history is long and complicated, but there is one thing that has always been the same: frontwoman Kelly Barber has always been the driving force. After a series of lineup changes, she found herself as the only one in the band. Instead of calling it quits, this time she decided to continue on her own. 2018’s debut EP Armory introduced the band with a fierce, lively sound that spread messages of strength and vitality. They quickly found support from outlets such as idobi Radio and New Noise Magazine, and went on to tour the northeast US. They also performed alongside various bands and artists such as Boys of Fall (InVogue Records), Nick Thomas (The Spill Canvas), Secrets (Made In The Shade Records), and Kulick (RCA Records) to name a few. Throughout 2020, Barber was hard at work on Wave Break’s followup EP, due out in fall 2021. The record blends elements of bands and artists such as Avril Lavigne, Acceptance and Rise Against to form a unique brand of melodic alternative rock, utilizing punchy instrumentation, dynamic vocals and melancholic lyrics. It explores the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and situations, and the impact on mental health as you’re finding them. Barber, having named the band after overcoming adversity, is fiercely adamant about carrying that torch. Wave Break was built with a fire that cannot be extinguished, and it’s burning brighter than ever before. Her goal is to inspire others to take their lives by the reins and to push through whatever obstacles lay ahead; nay, break them. All she needs is time.
STREAM/DOWNLOAD "TUG OF WAR": https://wavebreak.ffm.to/tugofwar
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