Gritty US indie-rockers Born Animal roar back into action today with 15 Seconds, their first new release since last year’s well-received Even If It Breaks EP. Inspired by Motown and break-ups and driven by a rowdy dive-bar-energy, 15 Seconds rockets by in three minutes of anthemic melodies and garage-rock guitars.
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“We’re walking this delicate line between raw recording techniques and polished post-production,” explains frontman Ryan Stowe on the new single. “The result of this approach unifies rock and dance, clean and dirty, rawness and accessibility. It’s one of the quickest, most organic songs we’ve ever created, and it was inspired by the speed and intensity of the rhythm section. In a sense, 15 Seconds is a twisted break-up song. Where most songs of this nature dwell on emotional frustration or heartache, 15 Seconds takes a flippant tone of confidence and indifference to the lying ex-lover. It’s basically the Irish-Goodbye of breakup songs.”
Born Animal is putting the rock firmly back in indie-rock. Created by Ryan Stowe, and Stephen Luther in 2015, the then-college-students hit their stride immediately, wowing audiences with electric live shows and songs that won’t get out of your head. Since then, the Nashville band have released two EPs of raw-yet-melodic rock songs, played SXSW and toured regionally in the US, and picked up repeat support from Nashville scene stalwarts Lightning 100 and 102.9 The Buzz radio.