Premiere—The Battlefield Kicks Hard With 'Don't You Turn It On'

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The haunting and gritty three-piece known as The Battlefield bury their sound in ghostly melodies and reverberating instruments, framed around troubling, yet honest, portrayals of the human existence. Protesting the musical and societal norms, Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison have reached their Tipping Point, an earthy project set for release this Friday (July 10). They've grounded their music through a desire to showcase the harrowing and sometimes gut-wrenching reality of the world around them. They are never afraid to embrace and caress the beauty in front of them, but they do it in a way that turns the music inward. Their vivid lyricism, too, is pinned together with a powerful vulnerability and a piercing vocal. "You've never seen my best. All my weakness is lying on barren ground," they lament on their brand new track Don't You Turn It On, which witnesses an exclusive premiere on Popdust today.

The saloon-anchored track is only scratching the surface of an album as truly emotional as it is exhilarating and untamed. "Physical attraction can be powerfully intoxicating. Often we become addicts to this intoxication and act in ways that are against our better judgement," band mate Addison shares with us about the new song (listen below). "We forget to listen to our hearts or just flat out ignore them. "'Don't You Turn It On'" is the story of being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong lover."

Tipping Point was recorded in LA's Red Rockets Glare Studios and produced by Raymond Richards (Local Natives, The Wild Reeds). Head on over to Pledge Music to pre-order the album now. In support of the new collection, The Battlefield have mapped out a slew of shows all across the West Coast. Check out those dates now:

7/11 - Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe - CD Release Celebration

7/24 - Salt Lake City, UT The Complex at The Grand (w/ Turnpike Troubadours)

7/26 - Larkspur, CA The Folkish Festival

7/28 - Ashland, OR Oberon's Tavern

7/29 - Portland, OR Laurelthirst

7/30 - Seattle, WA Conor Byrne Pub (w/ Rabbit Wilde + Crow & the Canyon)

7/31 - Bellingham, WA The Green Frog (w/ The Sam Chase)

8/1 - Vancouver, CA Studio (formerly Joe’s Apartment)

8/5 – San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

8/6 - Pismo Beach, CA The Shell Cafe (Featured guest - Songwriters at Play)

8/7 – Paso Robles, CA Pour House

8/9 - Santa Cruz, CA Please Stand By (KPYG live radio show)


Take a listen to Don't You Turn It On below:

[PHOTO CREDIT: Juan Monsalvez]

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