Soft magic for you today, Life Size Unicorn, live (with keys instead of glockenspiel.) Full video on YouTube today, find the official track on Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Bandcamp, and anywhere you stream or download music.
The wonderful Twitch Music community and audience keep The Repressions challenged with requests from all eras. Enjoy their acoustic cover of Africa by Toto on YouTube today!
I Never Told You I Was Broken is not an easy song, nor an easy subject. In a culture of emotional repression, victim blaming, and lack of empathy, it can be extremely difficult to tell others that you have been abused, assaulted, traumatized, or suffer from mental illness. Even those with sympathy may treat you differently, or trust your competence less. It is a door that cannot be closed. Our self preservation instincts cause us to hide parts of ourselves that are in no way bad, but will be construed as bad, and give us permanent classification. These imposed negative labels may come to dominate other’s perceptions of us. While trauma can affect everything, it is not the whole of a person. Trying to overcome trauma while facing fear or judgement from others adds more mountains, and can be debilitating. Survivors may keep things private for very good reasons, but they may also internalize shame, even when they have done nothing wrong. You can tell the world and be judged, or tell no one and feel isolated; Are these the best we have for choices in a world where we know better?
This song is for anyone dealing with that pain, you are not alone.
Save the evening dates! Next live in person shows Wednesday August 24th in Brooklyn, Friday September 2, and Sunday September 4th in Queens! More details to come very soon. Another Twitch Raid Train show will be Saturday August 20th at 8pm, and Tonight and Tuesday we’ll be playin on Twitch and what may happen? Something like this:
Doing a Twitch show is a unique performing experience. While the venue has more creature comforts, you tend to play much longer sets than at a music venue. You have to be ready for anything at either gig, but there is a tension and freedom taking random requests and improvising on a song you may have never played before. Nate did a fantastic job winging it with one of Barbara’s favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, Dosed, on YouTube today.
To The After is a song of reversal, of fear, and hope through living in the present while the future is only questions.
Ophelia’s Song is a song of healing, of hope, of saving ourselves while imagining saving literary characters. It only takes a simple slip to drown in despair, but there is light in you.
Friday night 2/19, The Repressions are performing on Twitch! Saturday 2/20, The Repressions are performing on facebook live as part of The Vibe with 4 Brown Eyes, sponsored by Astoria Music Collective. Saturday is a full night of four bands that are duos and couples, see what happens when music and love entwine! Featuring 4 Brown Eyes, Hot Glue and The Gun, No Grudges! The Repressions are excited to perform (even virtually for now) with these fantastic bands!
The Repressions are adding another live stream music show to their Twitch schedule! They will now be performing live every Tuesday night in addition to Fridays, and the bi-monthly Wednesday evening Nate solo shows. Please follow the band on their Twitch channel to be notified for any other impromptu streams, join the live chat, say hello and connect, it is quite fun!
Today is the official release day, and here are some convenient links to find the song on whichever music platform you prefer! Thank you so much for listening, liking and sharing! Join The Repressions tonight at 9pm on Twitch for a live concert and celebration!
TO THE AFTER LINKS
Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RMG2RMP
The Repressions are going to keep singing and playing through the rest of this wild year… Join us for TWO live stream concerts on Thursday January 31, 7PM on TWITCH, AND 9pm on YOUTUBE. We’ll be playing songs of sorrow and songs of joy, live from home in our colorful little castle. To The After!
9PM – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHBu…