Kicking off their US tour in style, Broadside returned earlier this month with their summer banger, “One Last Time“, their first new music since the release of their 2020 album, Into The Raging Sea. The new track ushers in a new era for Broadside, who are feeling more self-assured and confident than ever. Marking the first of plenty of new music this year, the band, who are currently out on the road with Young Culture, First and Forever and Cherie Amour, are eager to get back to writing.
2020 changed a lot for the landscape of music, and it comes as no surprise that Broadside went through their own changes throughout the course of the pandemic as well. Emerging from the past two years with a desire to write music for people, Broadside are back and more focused than ever. Catch a glimpse into their new chapter with “One Last Time” and read what vocalist Oliver Baxxter had to say about the song and the band’s vision for the future now below.
Prelude Press: You just celebrated the release of your new single, “One Last Time”! What about the song are you the most proud of?
Oliver Baxxter [vocals]: That it feels like we still have a place with listeners both old and new in a post Covid world. Seeing that people still care about enjoying new music live is a blessing in its own.
What would you like for fans to take away from “One Last Time”?
It’s okay to be human and ask yourself “what if?” Not everything has an answer, but don’t be afraid to ask the questions.
The new single marks the beginning of a new chapter following your last album, Into The Raging Sea. Was there anything that you wanted to accomplish with the song to signify this new beginning of sorts?
I think it was important to show that we have a grip on who we are as musicians/artists. The song just feels like a solid summer banger so what better way than to deliver a straight to it sort of track. We are still searching for the next direction, so to have a song like this as a filler between the gaps just felt appropriate.
A lot has changed since you released Into The Raging Sea in 2020. I’m sure there are plenty of answers to this question, but how do you feel you’ve grown (as people, artists or both) between then and now?
Personally, I started on a journey to kill my ego. I’ve written enough songs about my own suffering, I think I just want to write songs for the people now. I don’t want to contribute to the long boring sigh of the world. Instead, maybe my efforts are better suited for asking “how can I help?” It’s better this way.
With “One Last Time” out now, can fans expect to hear some more new music soon? Potentially a new album?
Yeah, for sure! One of the many perks of being on a label that allows us to control our fate is releasing things at our pace. I’d like to see what fans engage with certain aspects, and then we can better serve their interests based on that. We plan to head into writing almost immediately after this tour ends.
Lyrically, is there anything that you knew you wanted to touch on while working on new music?
I want to start conversations. I’m in my 30’s now and I’m not any better off by complaining, so I’d love to just be a bridge between people. Maybe our music can be a starting point between people, young and lost, or happily bubbling and joyous. Just to be a part of someone’s day is enough for me.
Are there any new sounds you’d like to experiment with moving forward? Anything you’re excited to do or try?
I would love, love, love, to experiment with some dance music. It may never happen, but that’s always been a huge inspiration to me. Particularly house music or euro tech! A boy can dream. I also would love to write a piano ballad, a real one. One where we could film it in the rain or a burning building (haha).
You’re also currently out on the road alongside Young Culture, First And Forever, and Cherie Amour – how have those dates been so far? What can fans look forward to at an upcoming show?
This tour package has a lust for self-improvement, everyone here WANTS to be here. With that, you can expect solid energy and a desire to impress the crowd. Not just waiting to get “through” a set.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thanks to anyone supporting our dream, it’s all we have!
And thank you for your time as well. We appreciate you.
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Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jul 29 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Jul 31 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
Aug 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
Aug 3 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Aug 5 – New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory
Aug 6 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club