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Remain Takes Listeners on a Journey to the ‘City of July’

By Linc Bradham

Hailing from Denton, TX, right outside of Dallas, comes Remain, ready to show you just how and why they are finding such positive engagement and storied success on the live circuit in and around their home turf.

They’re also ready to show you just how much work they’re doing to explore beyond their previous boundaries. Good, whole, and right at home rock is what you’ll find with Remain.

In their own words, “Our sound depends on the song. For our pure rock songs, we like to sound like a distorted explosion pushing the boundaries of control and staying just within the confines of total chaos. When it comes to the more poetic songs, we like a sad, triumphant sound, which possesses a more soul rooted strength. We still haven’t found our sound. I believe that takes years or maybe even a lifetime, but we’ll always be striving for sonic liberation.”

With a sound so sweet and at home, it’s exciting to hear what has come most recently for Remain in their new single “City of July.” A stadium rock anthem that calls to groups like Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, and Ryan Adams, “City of July” is refreshing, honest, and all at once laid bare in its emotional expressions yearning of a simpler time in the summer with a love not quite requited, yet also not quite denied.

Blending choral vocals, Hammond B3, and properly overdriven and beefy guitars, “City of July” is a single that feels altogether familiar and new. Listen to “City of July” here and be prepared to understand why Remain is something special, and are certainly here to…ahem…remain!  

This track has been added to our Alchemical Weekly YouTube Playlist

Linc Bradham

Linc Bradham is an American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, audio engineer, and songwriter originally from Savannah, GA. He has resided in the DMV for the last three years and has served in the active-duty Army for the last 12 years. He is in the process of switching Army careers into the Army Field Band as an audio engineering professional, with long-term goals of promoting music education in America and the Middle East.

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