Photo: Holly Turner
NEW JERSEY, USA | AUGUST 13th, 2021 - Alternative rock outfit Wave Break have released their new single "Manic Dreams," available on all digital platforms NOW. The second offering off of their upcoming sophomore EP, "Manic Dreams" is a bold, punk-fused open diary. Lead vocalist Kelly Barber punches into a personal story on "Manic Dreams," singing about a scary experience with an online stalker. Finding raw power through the song's aggressive instrumentation, Barber reclaims her personal narrative. Although yet to be announced, Wave Break's new EP, and its first two singles, are unavoidable rock ear candy. About "Manic Dreams", lead vocalist Kelly Barber states:
This song was written about an experience with an online stalker that I had. This person basically repeatedly harassed me in a seemingly sexual way and when I went to the police to get help, they said they couldn’t do anything. This song is about me taking my power back and saying that I’m going to find another way to put an end to it.
Wave Break’s history is long and complicated, but there is one thing that has always been the same: frontwoman Kelly Barber has always been the driving force. After a series of lineup changes, she found herself as the only one in the band. Instead of calling it quits, this time she decided to continue on her own. 2018’s debut EP Armory introduced the band with a fierce, lively sound that spread messages of strength and vitality. They quickly found support from outlets such as idobi Radio and New Noise Magazine, and went on to tour the northeast US. They also performed alongside various bands and artists such as Boys of Fall (InVogue Records), Nick Thomas (The Spill Canvas), Secrets (Made In The Shade Records), and Kulick (RCA Records) to name a few.
Throughout 2020, Barber was hard at work on Wave Break’s followup EP, due out in fall 2021. The record blends elements of bands and artists such as Avril Lavigne, Acceptance and Rise Against to form a unique brand of melodic alternative rock, utilizing punchy instrumentation, dynamic vocals and melancholic lyrics. It explores the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people and situations, and the impact on mental health as you’re finding them.
Barber, having named the band after overcoming adversity, is fiercely adamant about carrying that torch. Wave Break was built with a fire that cannot be extinguished, and it’s burning brighter than ever before. Her goal is to inspire others to take their lives by the reins and to push through whatever obstacles lay ahead; nay, break them. All she needs is time.
STREAM/DOWNLOAD "MANIC DREAMS": https://wavebreak.ffm.to/manicdreams
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