Broadside just released two new tracks, “King Of Nothing” and “Empty,” through Victory Records. Read more about what vocalist Ollie Baxxter says about both of the songs below.
Baxxter on “King of Nothing”:
“King of Nothing” is a song about wanting to be the best. We chose this life as touring musicians, but it can be painfully lonely. We all want to be heard and play to massive crowds while making enough money that our parents won’t worry about our futures. I’m so proud of our accomplishments as a band, but some nights, after the show ends and those crowds leave the venue, when you’re in the back seat of a dark van, you feel like you’re not doing enough, and those dreams you have become nightmares of what you’ll never achieve. You can be on top of the world and have nothing.
Broadside – “King of Nothing” (Audio)
Baxxter on “Empty”:
I was going through a real out-of-body misery when writing “Empty.” The duality of a being a broken-hearted romantic splits a person. On one hand, you’ve been wronged; you should run and never look back. On the other, the rewarding time spent and memories made keep you trapped in the worrisome ‘what if this person leaves’ psychosis. I wanted to write a dance-y song making fun of how unfortunate it is to be in love sometimes.
Broadside – “Empty” (Lyric Video)
In more news, Broadside will support Set It Off across their North American tour starting on June 11. After the tour, they will head back into the studio to work on their third record.