Alternative-metal formation Defences released their new single “Say It” yesterday. The band already has club-headliner status in the UK and looks back on tours with Our Last Night, Mallory Knox and Our Hollow, Our Home. They will also be playing on next years Download festival.
Check out the new song/video:
“Say It” was created in cooperation with producer Daniel Kerr. Frontwoman Cherry and her co-singer Will on the new song:
“The most confrontational Defences song yet. The cards are on the table. It’s anger and it isn’t shy about it – honest anger, disappointment in something, someone or even in yourself.“ – Cherry / Vocals
“‘Say It’ is aimed at the people who try to bring you down from your passion. It is quite poignant for myself having had to deal with constant blows to my musical self-esteem in the past. This song is directed to all those who’ve wasted time or made me lose sight of my passion for music in the past and question my abilities, as we often do to ourselves from time to time. It’s important to surround yourself with people who support you and this song is a reminder of why to do so.”– Will / Vocals
The band states:
“We wrote “Say It” as a song to recount anger and confrontation. We wanted it to be a direct challenge, cutting through ambiguity and self-doubt to call someone out for what they did and to face the impact of their actions. The song also examines the destabilizing effect of this rage, provoking introspection and rumination over the failures of not only another, but yourself as well as everyone else. Favouring clarity and directness, “Say It” calls for a moment of lucidity and honesty in an anger-fuelled conflict, electing to face a difficult truth instead of continuing in delusion.
The goal with “Say It” was to a create a song that functions as a shrine to high emotion. Our goal with each individual section is to elicit a strong emotional response, be it rage through the riffs, anticipation and release in the bridge or a sense of painful honesty as shown in the choruses. The entire song is underpinned with aggression and outrage, something that we focused on capturing throughout the writing process. An accusation aimed at a guilty party, “Say It” does not pull its punches.”
Since their inception in 2014 Defences have travelled up and down the UK performing their varied and experimental take on Alternative Metal to a rapidly growing fanbase. In addition to 3 headline UK tours the band have shared the stage playing shows with and supporting acts including Our Last Night, Mallory Knox, The Raven Age, Our Hollow Our Home & For The Fallen Dreams amongst others.
To date the band have released 2 EPs and a full-length album alongside multiple singles/videos. Having received mainstream support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Alt Press, Rock Sound & Kerrang! Radio they have also achieved some impressive statistics.
They’ve amassed 5 + Million streams to date on their Spotify channel and have had multiple tracks placed in editorial playlists including New Metal Tracks, New Core & New Blood. On YouTube their songs/videos have received over 4 million streams/views.
The band have always had a strong desire to engage with their fanbase at shows and on their socials. Their desire to be accessible to their fans and engage with them at shows and on their socials has seen their online community continue to grow. This has gained further traction with the recent evolution of their #TheHeart Facebook Fan page which the band maintain and regularly engage within. The band have also recently been confirmed for the Takeover Stage at Download Festival in 2022 and look forward to playing live shows again.
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