Canada’s Locket are back in a beautiful way.
The alt rock band has shared its first new single in three years in the form of “Sonic Bloom,” via Fearless Records.
Locket have crafted a downright pretty love letter with “Sonic Bloom.” Lyrically, the song is a celebration of love and appreciating the things one has in life. Sonically, the high-energy and buzzy post-hardcore riffs will remind you of your favourite alternative bands of the ’00s while the choruses invite singing along while throwing your hands in the air and dancing around the living room like no one is watching. It’s a razor sharp anthem with a heart of gold.
Says singer Brad Garcia:
“Since the last record was released, a lot has changed. I got married, Cory got married, Travis will be getting married in June— we’ve all experienced a shift in perspective when it comes to what’s most important in our lives now. ‘Sonic Bloom’ is a celebration of love, embracing happiness, appreciating what we have. On a personal level, it’s a love letter to my wife, my friends, and this band.”
Locket, whose core members (Garcia, guitarist Cory Bergeron, bassist Travis Morrison, and recently new permanent drummer Joey Demers) have achieved more than they ever could have dreamed of when they started out 10 years ago in a band under a different name. Once reforming as Locket, they released the album All Out in late 2019. The record earned positive press from publications including Billboard, The Alternative, and New Noise, and the single “Hunnie” has racked up more than 1.3 million Spotify streams.
“Sonic Bloom” is just a taste and an indication of what’s to come from this Canadian crew.