Not solely is rock band Bristol To Memory’s new tune one of many official themes for the Anaheim Ducks, however ‘Breathe’ pays tribute to those that ‘get back up’ after life knocks them down. Goal!
Life is, because it seems, loads like hockey. It’s hard-hitting. It’s quick and unforgiven, particularly when the motion picks up. You hardly ever get an opportunity to take a break, and sometimes, you will discover your self knocked right down to the ground. And – as in each life and hockey – you bought to choose your self up and get again at it earlier than the ultimate buzzer rings. This “never say die” spirit is present in “Breathe” from Bristol To Memory. In the brand new video for the Orange County rockers, premiering right here on HollywoodLife, the group hits the ice at Anaheim’s Honda Center, delivering an epic efficiency whereas the Anaheim Ducks gear up for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
“It’s such a unique opportunity to do something on this scale and create a really cool piece of work,” the band – frontman Rory O’Connell, brother/bassist, Kealan O’Connell, drummer Alex Buster, and guitarist Daniel Wonacott – inform HollywoodLife. “Cool” is the easiest way to explain it. Less than every week after Bristol To Memory launched “Breathe” as a single, the Anaheim Ducks introduced that it could be one of many official theme songs for the upcoming hockey season. It’s simple to see why — “Breathe” is poised to be the subsequent large sports activities rock anthem, with a refrain that may encourage anybody to (metaphorically or actually) lace up and play prefer it’s Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.
“Breathe / You’re knocked out cold but your heart’s still beating,” sings Rory. “Breathe /Pick yourself up can you hear the crowd screaming / Breathe / You’re a diamond in the rough I know you can feel it just / Breathe / You gotta float like a butterfly and swing like mean it.”
“We wrote ‘Breathe’ as a fight anthem during lockdown,” the band tells HollywoodLife, “knowing we had something to say about getting back up and fighting through dark times, we wanted to write something larger than life and push ourselves further than we’ve ever gone.”
Hailing from Southern California – and taking their title from the cross streets in Santa Ana the place a lot of the band grew up – Bristol To Memory have been arduous at it for practically a decade. The group launched their second album, Wake Up, and earlier in 2021, launched “You Had Me At Hello,” an enthralling slice of rock that demonstrated their knack at weaving collectively punk, emo, rock, and pop into an explosion of energetic sound. With 2022 simply across the nook, anticipate nice issues for Bristol To Memory — particularly if the Ducks win the Cup.