Thursday, May 18, 2017

DWNTWN - Bloodshot Eyes

Los Angeles-based trio DWNTWN, comprised of frontwoman Jamie Leffler alongside Robert Cepeda (guitar and vocals) and Daniel Vanchieri (drums) have today unveiled their new single called "Bloodshot Eyes", which also serves as the first track to be lifted from the band's long-awaited debut album, Racing Time, due out on July 21st via Jullian Records.

The 10-track album as a whole explores relationships, coming of age, and the loss of the band's Jamie father - former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ bassist Howie Epstein, who died of a heroin overdose when she was only 14 years old. The album will also will feature a guest appearance by Jamie’s stepmother, Carlene Carter, singing a stunning rendition of Anita Carter's "As The Sparrow Goes." Racing Time is a milestone entry in Jamie and Robert's creative partnership. The two met while in high school, and six years ago, began concocting lush pop with one guitar and a midi keyboard. Over the years, Jamie and Robert have added other musicians to the mix and scaled back the ambient layers to reveal warmly organic instrumentation. With the permanent addition of Daniel, the trio is complete.

Speaking on the track, Jamie says:

"['Bloodshot Eyes'] was written during one of those times. I was stuck in what seemed an endless cycle going nowhere, super frustrated with where I was in life, and didn't know how to change it. I kept making the same decisions and expecting different results, which is pretty much the definition of insanity. The song stands as a reminder to myself to create my own fate and not let fear govern my decisions."

Listen to "Bloodshot Eyes" below.

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