Toronto-based alt-rock band BRKN LOVE are pleased to announce their new album Black Box in the midst of their busy US/CAN touring schedule. It will be released on Nov. 4th and is available for pre-order here.
After the success of their Vol.1 and Vol.2 EPs, the trend continues with the band’s sophomore album, which once again showcases how well songwriter/frontman Justin Benlolo uses all the tools in his arsenal to firmly position BRKN LOVE in the young, modern rock revolution.
Justin says, “We couldn’t be more excited to announce the release of our new LP Black Box. This album is the next evolution of BRKN LOVE. Imagine everything you loved about our band and then turn it up to 11. It’s truly a milestone record for us. After the release of our first record and all the complications that came along with it (namely the pandemic), we really wanted to a chance to redeem ourselves. This is our redemption record. We’re back at full force and we’re not pulling any punches this time.
Making this album was a challenge unto itself. We had come off the back end of several tours and essentially had two weeks to write, record and mix the album. They say diamonds are formed under pressure, and I believe that the added weight forced us to come up with the best songs we have ever written.
The overall theme revolving around Black Box is the concept of learning from your mistakes and bettering yourself because of them. When we were writing the record, our producer Anton Delost and I had become obsessed with flight recorders, that are put into airplanes to keep track of anything that happens. The idea came from how the people will assess a plane crash by what the black box has recorded. It’s a metaphor for our band, our lives and everything we have been through up until this point.
We truly hope you enjoy this piece of music as much we do. Make sure you turn it up and as always, rock on. Thank you.”
“Little Black Box”
“Like A Drug”
“Under The Knife”
“One In The Same”
The four singles that have been released so far from the album have garnered praise from fans, media and radio personalities alike. “Under The Knife” is the most recent, with previous singles “Forever’s Enough”, “Like A Drug” and “Dead Weight” being heralded by BBC Radio One’s Indie Show presenter Jack Saunders as “The new age of rock and roll.” You can check out the new video here.
Meanwhile, BRKN LOVE are currently playing a number of shows across North America in support of Dead Poet Society and The Blue Stones, while also playing some of their first U.S. headline dates along the way.
US TOUR DATES W/ DEAD POET SOCIETY (** denotes BRKN LOVE headline show – No DPS):
10/10 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY **
10/11 The Basement – Columbus, OH
10/14 Rec Room – Buffalo, NY **
10/16 Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
10/17 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
10/19 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
10/20 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
10/22 The Duck Room – St. Louis, MO
10/23 Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
10/25 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO
10/26 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
10/28 Lucky You Lounge – Spokane, WA
10/30 Polaris Hall – Portland, OR
11/1 Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA
11/2 The Moroccan Lounge – Los Angeles, CA
11/3 Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
11/4 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
CANADIAN TOUR DATES W/ THE BLUE STONES
11/9 The Ale House – Kingston, ON
11/10 The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
11/11 Maxwell’s Music House – Waterloo, ON
11/13 Le Studio TD – Montreal, QC
11/17 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
11/18 Coors Event Center – Saskatoon, SK
11/19 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
11/20 Commonwealth Bar – Calgary, AB
11/22 Bo’s Bar and Grill – Red Deer, AB
11/24 Capitol Theatre – Victoria, BC
11/25 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
For further information, go to www.brknlove.com/live