Eclectic Revival Cry Havoc! and let slip their moody new single and live performance video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The lead single the Celtic fusion quartet’s upcoming album Weight Of The World, the bluesy, soulful lament Cry Havoc! serves as a poignant reflection on the burdens of existence while evolving into a powerful call to action, encouraging listeners to lend a helping hand and truly listen to one another.
A departure from the band’s usual lighthearted fare, Cry Havoc! draws inspiration from the weight of existence, lyrically navigating the depths of the human psyche as it captures the toll taken on individuals. The song progressively builds into a passionate rallying cry, urging everyone to rise above their struggles and extend a helping hand to those in need. With a simple chorus, lead singer Nick Brodie repeats the trials and tribulations of life:
“When your hair’s less red And your eyes less blue
And your hands don’t work like they used to do
And your constant narci-cynicism’s
Got you feeling blue?”
Listen to me…
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
Because hard scars leave no feeling anymore.”
In the studio, the band also called upon a pair of special guests to play on Cry Havoc! Emily Yarascavich contributes the fiddle, while Steve Sinnicks delivers additional percussion and a low-end performance on baritone guitar. This additional talent adds an extra layer.
Since their birth in 2005, Eclectic Revival have offered audiences a unique blend of East Coast fare, original rock and blues with a twist of Celtic tradition. Hailing from Brampton and Hamilton, the band features Brodie on vocals, Chris Kerba on guitar, Matt Morgan on bass and Derek Kelley on drums. Their influences include Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, Moxy Fruvous and Mumford & Sons, among others. Their stage presence and chemistry have taken them at pubs, Renaissance fairs, music festivals and private events across Canada.