Subtle plucking like footsteps and a classic strums introduce “Breaking Bones”, the latest by relative newcomers Church Girls. After releasing Thousand Lives in 2016, which took helping hands from Dr. Dog‘s Brian McTear, the band embarked on a US tour and built a following. In just three short years, the Philadelphia outfit are set to release their second full length and hit the the road running. After some time working in the fashion world, a life of music creativity beckoned Mariel Beaumont, the band’s frontwoman, whose day to day seemed to hit a lull. She answered that call in 2014 with enthusiasm and a knack for writing nostalgic and progressive rock that rings bells for listeners from across the spectrum.
Church Girls are back to reward patient fans in 2017 with Hidalgo, their sophomore record also set for self-release, which is available for pre-order here. Listen below and stay tuned for more.
On the new single, Mariel says, “We also recorded many versions of this song before finding the right feel. Our drummer Zak is the most recent addition to the band, and when we played this song with him for the first time, it finally snapped right into place. The song is about waking up after partying too hard for a few days at an age where that no longer feels appropriate. I wrote this shortly after I left my job, so the feeling was compounded with a general aimlessness and constant questioning if I was spending my time in a productive way.”