Provo's buzzing alternative R&B/rock band, The CMDWN recently announced the official release of their debut EP, Doubt, set for 8/19/16. The vibes on the EP combine R&B sounds similar to The Weeknd and BANKS, merged with rock influences such as The Neighbourhood and Bring Me The Horizon creating a seductive genre-bending sound.
Today, the band is premiering the music video for the second track off the EP, "Empty Room." The video, which premiered on Substream Magazine can be seen below.
Here is what The CMDWN had to say about the song:
"This song is about the fear and self-consciousness that we all face at one point or another, but in a positive way. It's about that moment that you realize you control your emotions and who you want to be, facing those dark feelings and knowing that they don't own you."
The CMDWN consists of Chris Gibbons (vocals), Andrue Hale (bass), River Wilde (guitar) and Clayton Blue (guitar), who revolutionize the modern rock genre by adding influences from the indie, hip-hop and R&B world, with the use of heavy 808's, hook driven leads and R&B influenced vocal melodies. Their first single, "This High," was released in an exclusive partnership with LoudWire, leading to The CMDWN playing their first show on the main stage of LoudWire Music Festival alongside acts such as Linkin Park, Weezer, A Day To Remember and Rob Zombie. The band later made noise at the 2016 So What?! Music Festival in Texas. The CMDWN most recently announced their debut EP Doubt (out 8/19/16) while unveiling the leading track, "Shiver."