SHADOWS LIKE STRANGERS new single 'The Art Of Falling Down' releasing 23rd January. Debut album 'CALI' out 1st February 2019
Nottingham rockers Shadows Like Strangers are releasing the second single from their forthcoming debut album 'CALI' on the 23rd January. The single is called 'The Art Of Falling Down' and explores the topic of overcoming personal struggles, with the lyrics proclaiming, "You know you can’t give up without a fight", Shadows Like Strangers are speaking a message of positivity into a world that sees so much negativity.
Explaining the motivation behind the new single 'The Art Of Failling Down', Jezza Bruce (Vocals & guitar) say:
”The Art Of Falling Down is a song about overcoming struggles to reach your goals. Finding a purpose or someone that gives you focus when all seems lost. We often share our journeys and it’s nice to that you can help a person that once pulled you back from the edge.”
The first single released from CALI was 'A Way Home', having grabbed the attention of Nottingham BBC Introducing, it led to the band getting invited to join Nottingham's finest Lacey at a sold-out show at Rock City as their first live show. Check out the video for ' A Way Home' right now!
Explaining the background to the debut album 'CALI' the band say:
"When Jezza began writing CALI there was a completely different purpose for the record, there was a slightly different sound and we wanted to convey a different message. Over the last 4 years as the album came together things changed, in our lives, in the band and on the record. It felt right to call the album CALI for various reasons.
As a writer Jezza often visualises movie scenes that help him structure the lyrics almost like a script, those “movie scenes” often being set in California. It so happens that his partner Jess Matthews of Jetlines shared his passion to take their music to California and that remains a primary ambition. That fuelled the vision and took the record to new heights.
Dan (Bass) provided the album art and much insight into the integrity of the work, having travelled the West Coast prior to his involvement in the project.
The majority of CALI is a collection of songs about love, hate and fulfilling dreams whereas the breakaway songs from that theme tell a very different story.”
02. Love Again
03. The Space Between Us
04. A Way Home
05. Coast To Coast
06. Night Vision
07. It Doesn’t Matter At All
08. Sad Songs
09. The Art Of Falling Down
10. Dead Happy
Release Date: 1st February 2019
About Shadows Like Strangers
Shadows Like Strangers are a 4 piece rock band from Nottingham UK. They formed in 2018 after Jezza Bruce (Singer/Guitarist) had spent 3 years writing and developing the SLS sound. After the release of The Space Between Us & the Night Vision E.P, Paul Davies (Drummer) a close friend of Jezza’s was brought into the fold as James Hughes, the drummer for the Night Vision E.P left the project to pursue a career in Film. During the recording & production of the bands debut album [as yet untitled], Dan Turner (bassist) joined the band after being introduced by Dave Pearson from Lacey.
In November 2018 guitarist Scott Baker (formerly of Fell Out Boy) joined the band as they prepared for live shows. The bands first show was to a sell out crowd supporting Nottingham rockers Lacey at Rock City.
Shadows Like Strangers are:
Jezza Bruce - Vocals & Guitar
Paul Davies - Drummer
Dan Turner - Bassist
Scott Baker - Lead Guitar