Bad Breed take an emotional journey in their latest single & video Not In My Life — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A vulnerable song packed with Hendrix-inspired blues riffs, a tightly wound rhythm section and the old-school soul vocals of Katherine Wilson, the track serves as the third single from the Toronto soul-rockers’ 2020 sophomore album Ferocious Love — often referred to as The Bad Breed in Ferocious Love.
“This was one of the first songs we wrote for the record and it became evident that it should close the whole album because of how powerful it felt to us,” frontman Mike Gribben says. “Everybody stepped up vocally and it felt like our anthem by the time we finished it.”
Ferocious Love grew out of personal tragedy, becoming the five-piece’s most personal, emotional and visceral release to date. The record begins with the death of the singer’s best friend and partner of many years and, from there, follows an extended journey of grief, depression, and eventual acceptance.
Along with lyricist, vocalist and drummer Gribben, Bad Breed features Havana-born bassist/vocalist Maylin Ortega, Denzel Benitez Ortega on piano, Mark Hundevad on percussion and third vocalist Catia Dignard. When they formed in 2014, Bad Breed fused ’60s-inspired R&B with classic punk. Following their 2015 debut The Violent World of Bad Breed and much touring, the group’s music evolved into a tasteful and complementary blend of soul, funk and blues-rock. As well as their two albums, Bad Breed released a double single last year — My Crimes / You and Your Money — and their first EP, Bad Breed Plays Execution Music.