Marking their triumphant return in 2023, Broadside unveils their latest single, a collaboration that sparks with the magnetic energy of Josh Roberts from Magnolia Park. Together, they ignite an explosive synergy that resonates through every electrifying note. This unexpected alliance injects the track, aptly titled “Bang,” with an invigorating essence that ensnares listeners in its allure from the very first chord.
“Bang” resonates with a fusion of melodic pop-punk and powerful vocals, showcasing both Broadside‘s and Josh Roberts’ exceptional talents. The dynamic interplay between Broadside‘s anthemic sound, fronted by vocalist Oliver Baxxter, and the distinct vocal style brought by Roberts, adds a layer of compelling texture to the song, effectively drawing the audience into its intricate allure.
While the track echoes as a buoyant anthem, inviting listeners to revel in its upbeat rhythms and infectious melodies, its true depth lies hidden beneath the surface. With lyrics such as, “A long pursuit of happiness/But left with something less/Thought I’d be more than just the ghost of who I’d never been/I’m tripping up, with no luck In this dance with death,” Broadside masterfully confront their inner demons. The juxtaposition between the track’s lively sound and its underlying narrative creates a captivating dichotomy that draws you into a world where light and darkness intertwine.
“‘Bang’ is a song about feeling like you’re living in a haunted body,” Baxxter shares. “It’s a representation of the lifelong battle with our own mind. Eventually you turn around and embrace that it all comes to an end.”
This week, Broadside will hit the road with Magnolia Park followed by a string of shows with Set It Off before concluding with a free show in Austin, TX with The Maine. You can check out their full touring schedule below and grab tickets to see them live here.
- Aug. 10—Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco*
- Aug. 11—Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
- Aug. 13—Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27*
- Aug. 18—Columbia, SC @ The Senate^
- Aug. 19—Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall^
- Aug. 20—Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly^
- Sept. 30—Austin, TX @ Domain NORTHSIDE+
*With Magnolia Park
^With Set It Off
+Free show with The Maine.