Courage My Love Becoming EP on LP
What is courage? When you're a young rock ‘n' roll band – courage is throwing yourself into your music fully and completely. It's stepping onto a stage and just giving your all. It's touring new places far from home, and opening up, scars and all, to your fans. Courage is saying what you really think. It's being unafraid of change, of becoming who you really are. Courage My Love is all of these things.
The Kitchener, Canada band consists of twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (vocals, guitar) and Phoenix Arn- Horn (drums. vocals) with their friend Brandon Lockwood (bass). Call them a power trio, pop-punk, alternative metal. As you wish. They grew up on it all. But while you are jumping around and banging your head with abandon, don't miss the message: They have no appetite for destruction. They do not seek to destroy. No, Courage My Love is here to uplift, inspire.
Becoming, the band's new EP, produced by Chris Perry in Toronto, is 8-tracks bled out of Courage My Love during a period of exciting changes. "Our first EP For Now came out when we were 17," explains Mercedes. "When you're our age, a lot can happen in two years." Yes, many good things. Like a Juno Award nomination for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year', heavy video rotation on MuchMusic/MusiquePlus, more than 5.4 million YouTube views, being named as one of Alternative Press Magazine's '100 Bands You Need To Know' and playing the full Vans Warped Tour 2014 (42 dates). "Before we went on tour we'd never been away from home," says the guitarist. "You meet all these new people, and you learn about yourselves. We've all grown a lot. That was the inspiration for Becoming."
Opening track "Skin and Bones" captures the fear and longing of leaving something behind. "We're too old to die young," they sing over thunderous beats, the heart of the matter. Hard- knocking first single "You Don't Know How" cranks it up, intense and defiant: "Find out I'm strong enough on my own now." By the time the EP closes with the haunting ballad "Dark Wood, Dark Water," about finding the one thing that pulls you out of the darkness, Courage My Love's mission is clear: rock out, be happy, stay true.