Brkn Love, the brainchild of 21-year-old Toronto native Justin Benlolo, has premiered the music video for its single “Flies in the Honey” and released its self-titled debut album Feb. 14 via Spinefarm Records.
The album, produced by Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights), was recorded live to tape, preserving a raw and real feeling in the riffing tempered by relatable and emotional lyrics. It is available here.
“At the end of our last tour, we hauled our tired, hungover selves to Chicago and shot what is probably the coolest thing we’ve ever done,” the band said about the video. “The vibe is hectic, the shots are trippy, the mood is eerie, and that is largely due to our killer director Eric Richter.”
The band further stated: “Conceptually, we wanted to tell the story of someone who gets stuck inside their 9-to-5 grind so much that it drives them mad. The song is like a time bomb slowly ticking away until it explodes in its final moments, ultimately bringing the song to its most climactic. We felt there was no better way to present this. Rock ‘n’ roll.”
For a taste of what Benlolo delivers live, check out his acoustic Paste Session below.
Brkn Love, which previously hit the road with cleopatrick, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Saul and Royal Tusk, among others, is touring Canada now. The band also has confirmed slots at major rock festivals this spring. All current dates are below.
The band’s debut single, “Shot Down,” is currently top 5 in Canada and hit Top 20 at the U.S. rock radio charts.
“BRKN LOVE” TRACK LISTING:
“I Can’t Lie”
“I See Red”
“Flies in the Honey”
“In Your Hands”
BRKN LOVE ON TOUR:
2/14: Grand Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred’s
2/16: Kamloops, BC @ Blue Grotto
2/17: Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
2/19: Kelowna, BC @ Club Sapphire
2/20: Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
2/21: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
2/22: Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
2/23: Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
2/25: Chicago, IL @ Cubby Bear
2/26: London, ON @ Rum Runners
2/27: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
2/28: Ottawa, ON @ 27 Club
2/29: Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
3/1: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti
3/3: Kingston, ON @ The Mansion
3/4: Peterborough, OH @ Gordon Best Theatre
3/5: Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s
3/6: St Catharines, ON @ Warehouse
5/1: Virginia Beach, VA @ Lunatic Luna (WNOR) @ Veterans U
5/2: Concord, NC @ Epicenter Festival*
5/16: Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival*