This weekend, Vancouver rockers Strange Breed share their new single “Reputation”. The stand-alone single follows their 2019 album “Permanence”. It centers around a disturbingly common modern-day scenario of an individual having their drink drugged by date, and being taken advantage of. The single will raise money for rainn.org in support of anti-sexual assault initiatives. Rainn is North America’s largest anti-sexual violence organization that supports abused, battered and homeless female-identifying individuals.
Lyrically, the single is clear and concise, describing a disturbingly common scenario that many folks will connect with. However, the chorus offers empowerment, strength, rage and hope through a very cathartic change in melody and lyrics. Sonically, the guitars are blazing, the drums are angry and the vocals are raging. It also features Strange Breed’s first-ever breakdown in a track, which is simply the cherry on top and creates the necessary tension that this song needed.
For more by Strange Breed, visit strangebreed.com
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Aria Velz is a director, TikToker, and Lesbian Media Enthusiast based in the D.C. area. On November 2nd, she sat down with me to talk about it all, from her latest production at Olney Theatre Center to the things that lead to her little corner on TikTok.
On October 29th, Olney Theatre Center wrapped its run of Prince Gomolvilas’ ‘The Brothers Paranormal.’ The disconcerting, borderline terrifying production was co-directed by Olney’s Senior Associate Artistic Director, Hallie Gordon, and Velz herself. The show was one of the spookiest times I have had in a theatre in quite some time. It was evident that the show was a well researched labor of love.