Indie rock/pop band HARBOUR from Cincinnati, OH, has released their latest album, asking whether “To Chase My Dreams, Or To Just Lie Down?”
The question that the album title poses is one that many individuals ask themselves, some on a regular basis. The first track off the album, “Sleepyhead” sets the tone for this conversation with authentic lyrics in the vein of “Nothing new, nothing new, nothing new; bit off more than I can chew, I can chew, I can chew,” but the musical journey of the song is one that instills listeners with upbeat positivity and optimism. You’ll soon be proclaiming your self doubts at the top of your lungs as you sing along—left with the notion that somehow you’ll make it through just fine.
Members Ryan Green (vocals/guitar), Jarett Lewis (guitar), Ryan Sulken (drums), Walker Atkinson (bass), and Devon Turner (guitar) have curated an infectious sound that grooves through verses and rocks out the choruses. “Bahamas” shows in the music video how that sound might transfers seamlessly into their live shows, or, in this case, on the party bus while on the way to the show.
Fans of HARBOUR will find “To Chase My Dreams, or to Just Lie Down” is filled with tracks like “Sleepyhead” and “Bahamas” able to exist “on the fence” between a celebration of life and the acknowledgment that life is filled with obstacles. Written during the pandemic, the LP is a transparent account of the struggles bands faced in the midst of the COVID outbreak, personal relationship conflicts and self-sabotage. The production of “Swimming in My Head” actually lends itself to moments of that ‘underwater’ experience while still maintaining an engaging and driving rhythm throughout.
Have a listen to “To Chase My Dreams, or to Just Lie Down” its entirety for yourself and see what all the fuss is about. Find “Swimming in My Head” on our Alchemical Records Spotify playlist, and, of course, enjoy revisiting the back catalog of HARBOUR singles, albums, and EPs.
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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