THE BRKN PREMIERE “LOST BOY” LIVE VIDEO NEW ALBUM COME OUTSIDE OUT NOW
THE BRKN PREMIERE “LOST BOY” LIVE VIDEO
NEW ALBUM COME OUTSIDE OUT NOW
The Denver trio The BRKN wrap energetic pop in warm synths, straddling punk, alternative, indie rock, and electronic all at once on their new EP, Come Outside available on all streaming platforms now. Stream it here: https://ingroov.es/come-outside
The BRKN is Jacob Cade [vocals, guitar], Mike Bokenkamp [drums], and MJ Younkers [guitar.] The band released their debut EP No. 3 in early 2020 and headed out on what was supposed to be a lengthy tour run but after one date the world went into quarantine due to Covid-19 and the band headed home. They have only recently been able to play a few shows and today they release a live video of their song “Lost Boy” recorded At the Black Sheep, Colorado Springs in July.
“It’s such a euphoric feeling to be able to finally play shows again,” says Jacob. “Playing live shows again is pretty surreal. It’s been so much fun to play these new songs live and the energy in the room is just so positive,” adds Mike. “Playing live again is like that first breath of fresh air after holding your breath underwater for too long. The energy courses from the stage to the crowd and back to the stage. I can’t wait to share that environment again at each coming show,” says MJ.
Being stuck at home in 2020 due to the stay-at-home orders afforded the band the time to experiment with their sound. The three-piece stretched the boundaries of their signature style. Nodding to influences such as Prince, Michael Jackson, and The 1975, they seamlessly integrated synths into their sonic palette.
They paved the way for Come Outside with a series of songs and videos for “Be Cool,” “Calm Down,” “Lovers,” and “Lost Boy.” Also on the EP, “Fake Love” struts forward on a wild and uncontainable guitar riff before snapping back into another bombastic refrain. “It’s my thought process on people who want to be your friend for untrue reasons,” Jacob says. On the other end of the spectrum, “Therapy Session” moves like a sunny and upbeat bop but cuts much deeper. By opening up in these songs, The BRKN present the kind of human connection you’d only forge with your closest friends. “When you hear this, I’d love for you to find peace,” says Jacob. “I also want you to know you’re not alone. Everything is going to be alright.”
“We want you to know we’re going through the same things you are, and we’re your friends from far away,” exclaims Jacob. “I’m so passionate about music because it’s the only thing that made me feel less alone. When you’re sad or alienated, music will be there.”