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Basement Revolver return with video for poignant new single ‘Skin’

Hamilton, Ontario’s Basement Revolver have made their return with a new video for “Skin.” The track comes from their forthcoming sophomore album, Embody.

“Skin” marks the first single from the new Basement Revolver album. The poignant tune sees guitarist and vocalist Chrisy Hurn-Morrison singing of the struggles she feels with her body. The track helped Hurn-Morrison learn to love the parts of herself that she’s often scrutinized. The accompanying video opens with Hurn-Morrison in the bath in black-and-white before bursting into stunning, colourful shots of her in the forest. The stunning Steph Montani-directed video adds even more depth to the vulnerable single.

“Desperate to feel like her body was okay or good enough, Chrisy was perched on the edge of the dock when this song began tumbling out,” a press release explains. “[It’s] the first time she has explicitly written about the struggles she feels with her body.”

Watch the video for “Skin” below.

The forthcoming album sees Basement Revolver grappling with themes of identity, sexuality, faith, and mental illness. Using a deeper sound and crisper production than their debut, the band explores new sonic and thematic territory.

Embody follows Heavy Eyes, which merged their hardcore-inspired indie sound with dream pop. Now, Basement Revolver are cementing a new sound. Embody “is an album of friendship, of working out identity together, and making deeply personal art.”

Basement Revolver was born of the friendship between bassist/keyboardist Nim Agalawatte and Hurn. Lead guitarist Jonathan Malström and drummer Levi Kertesz complete the band’s larger-than-life sound.

Basement Revolver was featured on our list of 10 up-and-coming Canadian artists you need to hear. Check that out here!

Lead photo courtesy of Stephanie Montani.

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