Cover Art Courtesy of The Valory Music Co./Tape Room Records
NASHVILLE, TN (July 26, 2019) – Brash. Bright. Fresh. Wildly melodic. AVENUE BEAT. The genzennial collective of Sami Bearden, Savana Santos and Sam Backoff release their debut self-titled EP today, via The Valory Music Co./Tape Room Records. Avenue Beat wrote all four tracks on the EP, which was co-produced by lead singer Savana, David Garcia and Ashley Gorley. LISTEN NOW: https://avenuebeat.lnk.to/EP.
“Today’s the day!! We’ve been dreaming of this moment for so long and are FREAKING OUT that we finally get to share these songs with the world,” said Avenue Beat. “We see our band as a direct reflection of what our friendship looks like and hope that when people listen to our music, they walk away knowing who we are – just three best friends, navigating this crazy life together and figuring it out as we go.”
With the stretched staccato vowels of the hilarious self-empowering “Delight,” the sisters-sticking-together euphoria of “Be A Bro,” angst-rejecting post-break-up “Ruin That For Me” or their self-induced euphoria of “Broke,” Avenue Beat beckons listeners with pillows of narcotic harmony and glistening melody – only to sucker punch them with lyrical truths that cut right to the gut:
I’m a freakin delight
I got more pop than a shook up Mountain Dew
If that’s not what you like there must be something wrong with you
Cuz I’m a freakin delight
Filmed at the Hatcher Family Dairy Farm south of Nashville, watch the Tyler Barksdale-directed music video for “Delight” here.
AVENUE BEAT EP TRACK LIST
1. “Delight” | Sam Backoff, Sami Bearden, Savana Santos, Summer Overstreet
2. “Be A Bro” | Sam Backoff, Sami Bearden, Savana Santos, Summer Overstreet
3. “Ruin That For Me” | Sam Backoff, Sami Bearden, Savana Santos, Justin Ebach
4. “Broke (wrktp)” | Sam Backoff, Sami Bearden, Savana Santos
The Quincy, Illinois natives grew up ingesting social media platforms, theater groups and hanging out with older kids – and turned into the notes of a chord that lands somewhere between Taylor Swift ascending and Billie Eillish at her most real. Making music together since they were 14-years-old, childhood friends Savana and Sam met Sami at a summer theater camp and ultimately formed Avenue Beat. The trio quickly went from teaching one another to harmonize by matching pitch to playing local talent shows and festivals – making trips to Nashville writing since high school and officially moved after graduation. The now 21-year-old besties are strong, smart, fun – in love with life, each other and getting on with it…fresh face of new feminism, while blowing off being told who girls are supposed to be. Avenue Beat joins the bill for Girls of Nashville’s 5th Anniversary show on August 6 at City Winery in Nashville. For the latest updates, follow Avenue Beat on Instagram.