Tony Visconti Cole Salewicz

Track Of The Day #1026: Artbreak – Will To Survive

Artbreak have an uncompromising view of the music industry – they don’t believe in EPs and albums, and until now have given away their music via Soundcloud and YouTube.  It’s an approach that’s already gained them the admiration of – and support slots with – big hitters like Adam Ant and Primal Scream, a list of fans that longtime David Bowie producer has also recently joined.

Visconti’s production of their official debut single ‘Will To Survive’ propels their churning blend of punk, pop and indie into another class. The centrepiece is singer Cole Salewicz’s dramatic vocal performance, relaying a tale of overcoming self-doubt and rising to the challenge of living life itself. If we tell you it was penned as an exasperated and immediate reaction to the election of Donald Trump last year, then you’ll probably begin to understand the passion and power behind its sentiment.

Visconti himself describes the band as “brilliantly clever” – and we are minded to agree!

Artbreak will play London Camden Black Heart on May 26.

‘Will To Survive’ is streaming exclusively on Spotify now before being released to all other major outlets via Audioboom on June 1.

Check out Artbreak’s previous recordings here.

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