SINGLE REVIEW: Broken by TSTY

Perth based TSTY has just released an excellent new alt pop-rock track called Broken, taken from their EP Stuck In A Photograph. As the band has said of the EP, ‘We called the EP Stuck In A Photograph because the last couple of months have felt like time has stood still. It honestly feels like we are stuck as a society and we hope that this EP can bring some meaning and joy to our listeners the same way it does for us’. The band recorded the new song in LA with producer Jon Lundin (Good Charlotte, Sleeping with Sirens, The Faim) and captures the raw energy of their live shows yet also reveals the band’s highly impressive songwriting capabilities. After playing to huge crowds in some of Perth’s most renowned venues TSTY attracted a loyal following that now looks set to extend beyond their home town. Featuring impassioned performances by the band —Chezni Watson (lead vocals), Claudia Calabrese (keyboard/vocals), brothers Reece (guitar/vocals) & Caleb Lenzo (bass) and James Papanaoum (drums)—Broken is a vigorous and exciting contemporary track with traces of indie, pop and rock all rolled into one power-packed tune. Beginning with a bare sound, some guitar, keys and Chezni’s amazing vocal prowess, the track eventually takes off, sporting unforgettable pop hooks, pulsating guitar lines, incessant driving rhythms and lyrics that explore a common theme that will no doubt resonate with many. The band is currently co-writing and recording with Michael Bono (protégé of Grammy-nominated producer John Feldmann) who was eager to work with them after witnessing a live performance of the band. As Michael has said, ‘I’ve been lucky enough to have worked with world-renowned musicians from bands such as 5SOS, Twenty One Pilots, Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy, and when I saw these guys play live, I instantly knew they had something special’. And that something special is encapsulated in Broken, the break-out track for TSTY.

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