Communication- three aspects to it: What you don’t say, what you say, and how you say it. Canadian indie band, Basement Revolver-Chrisy Hurn (guitar and vocals), Nimal Agalwatte (Bass and synth), and Brandon Munroe (drums)- simply define this notion with their track “Words.” The Ontario-based trio fills in emotional lines with straightforward lyrics, and a deeper psychological approach on life that we may miss based on an obsession of the initial presentation- words.
Frontwoman, Hurn, stated, “‘Words’ was written when I was in my last semester of university. I lived downtown and school was up on the mountain and somewhat inaccessible by bus. I was writing my honours psych thesis at the time, as well as many other papers, when it all began to feel meaningless. No matter what I said, in the end, words are just words, they can be stringed together to form something powerful but without context they become as mundane and uncontrollable as one’s commute to and from school. Similarly, a paper is just a paper, a degree is just a degree, and there is so much more to life than the plans and the empires that we build for ourselves.”
Through breaks and bends in Hurn vocals, she gently changes the momentum of the sweet melodies with questioning, emotional depth, and a wanting of more. Repetitive, and crunchy guitar chords break through and truly add the bite to the track, as the drums add a balance of “attack” to the hidden angst of “Words.” Undoubtedly, Basement Revolver holds a listener’s heart on a deeper scale, through the notion of emotions bleeding through sound waves.
Debut EP is out on Fear of Missing Out records July 15th. Produced by Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell (The Dirty Nil, City and Colour, Memoryhouse).