Broadside are showing that it’s okay to not be okay on their latest release “Laps Around A Picture Frame” off their highly anticipated second album “Paradise.” The new song showcases two different view points addressing anxiety, panic attacks, and feeling totally isolated in a crowded room which is something that is more common than you might imagine. The song is the first time guitarist Dorian Cooke steps up to the mic, breaking his silence to share his effortlessly smooth vocals and to split harmonies with front man Ollie Baxxter.
When asked about the track, Cooke says “We wrote the music, lyrics, and arrangement around a panic attack in a crowded environment. Even the name is an exercise for panic attacks taught to me by a therapist. The persona I represent is of someone that’s on the higher end of the social spectrum – someone popular and beautiful on the outside, but has that constant struggle internally.” Baxxter adds, “I portray a young female persona shaped by the harshness of her environment, which is a story shared with me by a close friend whenever she is in a public setting. I know it’s something much more common than people tend to show.”
Listen to “Laps Around A Picture Frame” below.
Broadside just wrapped up their final tour before the album drops June 16th, and the guys announced two new festival shows this Summer, “Syke Fest” in their native Richmond, VA on July 15th and a headlining slot at Sophomore Slump Fest in Greensboro, NC on August 5th.
Pre-order the brand new album “Paradise” on iTunes or Amazon and get “Laps Around A Picture Frame” instantly! Pre-order bundles are also available on Broadside’s official website and include exclusive merch items like enamel pins, beach towels, and more.