Alternative band Concrete Castles continues to shatter expectations with their latest single “Porcelain,” out now on Velocity Records / Equal Vision Records. Additionally, the band has released a new music video for the song – directed by Daniel Carberry (Dua Lipa, Skylar Grey, Betty Who, Rise Against). Watch now, here: www.youtu.be/K0CjsLXGhME.
“’Porcelain’ is one of my favorite songs (it helps we recorded it on my birthday!),” shares vocalist Audra Miller. “It was such a cool way to express myself and just tell people that you don’t need to be fragile & you are allowed to stand up for yourself and have feelings.”
She continues: “Feeling something doesn’t make you weak or fragile, like ‘porcelain,’ it’s makes you strong enough to handle yourself and be independent. It’s all about breaking through stereotypes.”
“Porcelain” is the third single from Concrete Castles, whose explosive debut “Just a Friend” and follow up “Half Awake” have together amassed nearly one million views on Youtube. Keep up with the latest from Concrete Castles at www.facebook.com/concretecastles.
Like The Killers and Imagine Dragons before them, Concrete Castles started as a cover band. Except instead of honing their skills off the strip in Las Vegas, they’ve been building their cover presence on YouTube. The result is over 1 Million YouTube Subscribers and a quarter billion streams.
While the success from doing covers has been gratifying, the band learned that the more you cover and dissect pop and rock classics, the more you understand what about them works. Despite their young ages—vocalist Audra Miller is only 19, drummer Sam Gilman and guitarist Matt Yost are both 20—the trio possess a profound instinct for the intricacies of song construction.
The band began writing their own original music and brought in John and Stephen Gomez (of TWIN XL) to produce the new album and help bring those songs to life. Their yet to be released debut has already landed on many prominent “Most Anticipated” lists.
Concrete Castles has also worked with songwriters including Blake Harnage (PVRIS), Tyler Smyth (Lights, Blessthefall), Jayden Seeley (With Confidence), Mark Maxwell (Lindsey Stirling, Afrojack), Esjay Jones (Alient Ant Farm, Frank Zummo).
Concrete Castles ultimately shaped a dynamic sound that speaks to the eclectic nature of the band, whose members grew up on everything from country (Miller) to ’80s hair metal (Yost) to classic rock and emo (Gilman). Now the band is ready to show everyone what they’ve learned. Watch their new video “Porcelain” here: www.youtu.be/K0CjsLXGhME, and stay tuned for more coming soon.
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