Canada’s Locket have shared another new song. This time, the band has dropped “Tear Me to Pieces.”
“Tear Me to Pieces” is a ball of hyperkinetic alt rock energy that nods to the late ’90s. The garage-inspired riffing, dreamy harmonizing, handclaps, and singable choruses fully showcase the earnest heart that powers the Canadian band’s compositions. It’s also an ode to having a five-minute meltdown whenever you need to!
“This song, ironically, was the result of hitting a wall in the writing process,” the band’s Brad Garcia shares. “What started off as a mishmash of different demos turned into this dancey, rock tune. I think I’m generally perceived as quite a positive, optimistic person — the kind of personality that tries to look for the best in any given situation. The reality is that, combating my anxieties this way, with relentless positivity, is so fucking exhausting. I wanted to express that need, or desire, to just pop the cork off the bottle when too many things pile up. To isolate myself in a place where I can unload what’s eating at me.”
He finishes, “Sometimes you need to have your five-minute meltdown, or your cry at the end of the day.”
Locket, whose core members (Garcia, guitarist Cory Bergeron and bassist Travis Morrison) 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.