UK quintet Black Pines have shared a new video `for their “Chains.” The young band take their inspiration from Jeff Buckley, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nina Simone, Bill Withers and many more. The track’s modern bluesy sound, is a great addition to your highlights of 2021 playlists.
Black Pines on “Chains:”
“This was the first track we created after our debut 3 singles. It marks a somewhat noticeable creative swerve, and a change of attitude when it comes to our songwriting – likely motivated by our Covid-induced isolation. It’s more fun and less forgiving, and pushes Tom’s vocals to new heights. Sonically, ‘Chains’ was born from a love of what Nothing But Thieves and Royal Blood had created recently, as well as paying homage to the pitch bending, tone destroying guitars of Tom Morello or Prince!
The song was written on the brink of the pandemic. All the frustrations of being isolated poured into the track. We wanted to be unapologetic in our song writing, and create a song that felt exciting and bold. We wanted to push every one of our parts to the next level, take Tom’s vocal range stratospheric, go harder with the guitars and create memorable hooks throughout.
At times the writing process was extremely challenging with very little options available to us. Having to write remotely online creates tensions and can back you into a corner artistically. I think that’s why in the end the over all sound of these songs is a hopeful positive one, that I think everyone was so desperate for.”
More from the band:
We’re all from Essex originally, and we’re all lucky enough to grow up in a thriving scene. For Connor (keys) and Jake (guitar), weekends were spent watching the young iterations of Don Broco and Deaf Havana (among many others), at venus like The Twist in Colchester or The Square in Harlow (both no longer there). Tom (singer), spent his youth in a band called EastStrikeWest – so cut his teeth on the road. Likewise, Jamie spent his teens in a plethora of metal bands touring the world. I’d say living and breathing music in a scene that was perhaps on it’s last legs gave us all an undying passion and drive to cling to making music.
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