With the release of Paradise a week away, Broadside have partnered with Substream Magazine to deliver their new track “Laps Around A Picture Frame.” For the first time ever, guitarist Dorian Cooke steps up to the mic to lend his harmonies on lead vocals, followed by front-man Ollie Baxxter attaching himself as the song addresses anxiety from two points of view.
“We wanted to capture two completely different humans having the exact same mental breakdown,” explains Cooke. “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.”
On his role, 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.”
Tonight marks the final night of their tour behind the upcoming album, but fans can expect a new tour announcement on Monday.