Los Angeles-based, grunge/rock revivalists, Broken Machine, announce new single “Fly Me to the Sun,” the title track to their forthcoming EP, due out July 10, 2020.
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Central figure and songwriter/vocalist, Schyler Douglas, states that the song is about “taking LSD and going through the transformation of shedding one’s own skin: burning everything that was oneself and remembering one’s unity with the universe.” Additionally, the song and EP hold weight for the band in that they are looking to exhume grunge rock and rekindle an appreciation for melodies, harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and real instruments.
With a past stained by indulgence, debauchery, and substance abuse, Broken Machine channel their inner demons into their brand of brooding Post Grunge.
The EP itself is anti-authoritarian/anti-establishment stance and in support of freedom of choice in how one lives his/her life and uses his/her body. Douglas has had a history of drug addiction in his past, and was even imprisoned for several months due to heroin use. But, after a long path of trials and tribulations, he quit heroin cold turkey after a heavy dose of mushrooms. He firmly believes that, “Psychedelics are a path to healing and the government is well aware of the effect they have on people’s minds and the expansion and awareness they bring, so of course they’re made illegal.”
Produced by Elliot Lanam and Broken Machine and mixed by legendary American record producer, Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Slipknot) and Mastered by Ted Jensen (Green Day/Alter Bridge), the EP shines in both compositional talent and production value. Broken Machine take pride in their ‘one take’ approach that refrains from production flattery and autotune gimmicks, which many would argue is a breath of fresh air.
With an in-your-face rhythm section, soaring guitar leads, and evocative vocal melodies and harmonies, Broken Machine’s sonic palette is equal parts moody, cathartic, and angst-forward, think Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots meet Foo Fighters.
Stay tuned for more announcements leading up to Fly Me to The Sun, out this Summer.