This indie outfit will leave your head and heart overturned with this anthemic tune.
Philly pop-rock four-piece June Divided surrender themselves to new sonic airwaves with the release of their new track, "Body Wars"⎯-a tumultuous self-examination of the personal struggle raging from within and rippling outward. The group--comprised of Melissa Menago (singing lead and playing on guitar and keys), Chris Kissel (on guitar), Keith Gill (on drums) and Lenny Sasso (on bass and synth)--previously issued the lead single "I Didn't Mind," the anchor to their forthcoming Body Wars EP. So far, their careers have resulted in sharing the stage with the likes of such pop titans as Twenty One Pilots, Walk the Moon and Tegan & Sara, as well as storming stages at SXSW and the Warped Tour. But that's only the beginning.
"These body wars, they're tearing up my soul and leaving me torn. Why can't the head and heart just get along now?" Menago ponders on the raucous hook. "Body Wars" shakes and quakes with the earthiness of Imagine Dragons, but with the moody, adult contemporary sweep of Coldplay. They certainly are not going down without fighting, without staking their own claim on the mainstream pop landscape. You won't be able to cast off this anthem from your mind; it's that sticky.
"'Body Wars' is the title track of our EP. [We were] going through a lot of internal conflict and were trying to find the right way to describe how [we were] feeling when this track was written," the band shares with Popdust of the song -- which premieres exclusively today. "Writing the song itself helped [us] recognize that conflict, and naming the EP after this track felt right. In the big picture, Body Wars, is about the wars we fight with ourselves, and the realization that it's alright to do so."
Body Wars EP is produced by Fred Mascherin and is expected to drop Dec. 2.
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