Brkn Love, the brainchild of Toronto native Justin Benlolo, released its self-titled debut album earlier this year via Spinefarm Records (Live Metal review). On Nov. 19, 2020, the band will release a deluxe edition of the record, featuring four newly recorded tracks, including a cover of Bishop Briggs’ “River.”
“I heard ‘River’ on L.A.’s KROQ years ago and immediately thought it could be a really great song to cover,” Benlolo said. “I got caught up in the bluesy, soulful nature of the tune, especially Bishop’s soaring vocal. Time passed and we never considered recording anything that wasn’t original—until now.”
“We really wanted to show people a different side of this band, and with everything that is happening in the world right now, we hope to spread a little joy,” Benlolo said. “Amidst the craziness, we decided to push through and record new music for all of you because we know how desperately music is needed right now. We are here to shine a little light in the darkness and we hope this cover achieves just that. Thank you very much for the love and support. Stay safe and be well.”
The album, produced by Joel Hamilton (Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights), was recorded live to tape, preserving a raw and real feeling.
The deluxe version of “Brkn Love” is available for pre-order here.
Deluxe edition track listing:
“I Can’t Lie”
“I See Red”
“Flies in the Honey”
“In Your Hands”