Eclectic Revival, the quartet Celtic fusion band, is pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated new single, ‘Cry Havoc!’ from their upcoming album ‘Weight of the World.’ This bluesy, soulful lament serves as a poignant reflection on the burdens of existence while evolving into a powerful call to action, encouraging listeners to lend a helping hand and truly listen to one another.
Since its birth in 2005, Eclectic Revival has captivated audiences with its unique blend of east coast traditional, original rock and blues with a twist of Celtic tradition. The band’s diverse backgrounds in acting, stand-up comedy, and music infuse their performances with an engaging and participatory atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on all who attend.
Eclectic Revival’s four-piece lineup from Brampton and Hamilton, Ontario, consists of Nick Brodie on vocals, Chris Kerba laying down Guitar, Matt Morgan on the low-end bass, and Derek Kelley dropping the beats on drums. A party of exceptionally talented musicians who draw inspiration from a wide range of musical influences, including Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, Moxy Fruvous, and Mumford & Sons, among others. Their dynamic stage presence and undeniable chemistry have led them to perform at various venues, including local pubs, Renaissance Festivals, music festivals, and private events right across Canada.
The new single ‘Cry Havoc!’ represents a departure from Eclectic Revival’s usual lighthearted fare, showcasing their growth both on and off the stage. The upcoming album, ‘Weight of the World,’ encapsulates their maturation as a band that has navigated the trials and tribulations of life together. It serves as a raw and gritty exploration of a world that did not align with their youthful aspirations.
With ‘Cry Havoc!’ as the lead single, Eclectic Revival invites listeners into a sonic journey that merges the likes of Oasis and Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears with an acoustic guitar, and a hypothetical collaboration between Eagles and Roger Waters at a cozy coffee bar.
Drawing inspiration from the weight of existence, “Cry Havoc!” lyrically navigates through the depths of the human psyche, capturing the toll it takes on individuals. The song progressively builds into a passionate rallying cry, urging everyone to rise above their struggles and extend a helping hand to those in need.
Eclectic Revival’s unique blend of musical styles and heartfelt lyrics creates an unforgettable listening experience that transcends genres. With a simple chorus, lead singer Nick Brodie repeats the trials and tribulations of life.
“When your hair’s less red And your eyes less blue
And your hands don’t work like they used to do
And your constant narci-cynicism’s
Got you feeling blue?”
“Listen to me.”
“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
Because hard scars leave no feeling anymore.”
The band also called upon a pair of special guests to play on ‘Cry Havoc!’. Emily Yarascavich contributes the fiddle, while Steve Sinnicks delivers additional percussion and a low-end performance on baritone guitar. This additional talent adds an extra layer.
Eclectic Revival began their single journey at Studio A Audio Recording & Production, where production maestro Chris Colvin recorded their entire album.
As anticipation builds for the release of Eclectic Revival’s new album, ‘Weight of the World,’ ‘Cry Havoc!” is a testament to the band’s artistic evolution and commitment to authentic storytelling. This single will resonate with old and new fans with its profound message and captivating sound.