British duo Until The Ribbon Breaks have returned from the recording studio and released a brand new single and video today for Here Comes The Feeling. The track follows a heartfelt statement from lead-man Pete Lawrie-Winfield who wrote and produced the song while embarking on a journey of recovery from addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs.
Pete Lawrie-Winfield on Here Comes The Feeling:
In September of last year, I had reached the end of my rope. Pete tells the reader with heartfelt honesty. I could no longer hide from myself, or those still around me. I will be forever grateful to the two people who sat down with me one fateful afternoon and helped me devise my escape route from madness. The start of a journey that was to define my recovery and the very reason that there is even a body of work to speak of.
For the past three years, Pete has lived in LA, after a year’s stint in New York. He was engaged, he had found a social group, he was continuing to work on music, but some old vices reared their ugly head. It was a kind of false nihilism. A parody of self-destruction, he says. With his alcoholism taking its toll, he hit the lowest rock bottom ever after a lifetime of unsuccessfully exploring the root of his anxiety. He was sent to away recover, which ultimately saved his life. Where the song writing had begun in LA with co-writer, producer and band mate Elliot, it travelled with Pete to the Far East, developing as a living, breathing document of his solo transformation. Intending to be away for just a month, he wound up staying for three. He’d work on music in a little hut with a small desk, limited tools and no contact with the outside world. It was finished out there. His recovery continues. The record went through all of this with me, he says. I’m grateful for where I am now and I’m amazed there’s a record to speak of.
Here Comes The Feeling is out worldwide from today. Until The Ribbon Breaks forthcoming full-length will be released in early 2018.