SONG PREMIERE: The End of America Let Harmonies Shine With Indie Folk Tune “Break Away”

Philadelphia natives The End of America (TEOA) caught the attention of the industry and fans alike with their debut release Steep Bay (2010), following up with the sophomore LP Shakey (2012) and the critically acclaimed eponymous S/T album in 2016.James Downes, Trevor Leonard and Brendon Thomas’ sound is centered on their voices, weaving three distinct leads into captivating harmonies over a solid foundation of Folk, Rock, and Americana. WXPN’s The Key states TEOA is, “soul-striking harmonies mixed with folk-rock melodies.”

TEOA’s new single “Break Away” is due out June 7th on all digital and streaming platforms, and will also be available as a limited edition 7” vinyl and features a version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “America” on the B-side. Today Glide is excited to offer an exclusive premiere of “Break Away”. The song features a lush and shimmering away of synth, beats, and indie folk harmonies. There is an airy pop sound that is laden throughout the track, culminating with an orchestral effect at the very end. It makes sense that the band covers Simon and Garfunkel on the B-side of their new 7″ as they are clearly influenced by the duo’s harmonic dedication. Their musical approach, however, goes beyond acoustic guitars as they sample an array of different instruments and sounds.  

Band member Brendon Thomas remarks on how the song came to fruition:

“’Break Away’ was written and recorded on the spot during a break mid-tour. It was one of those sessions that felt like magic. A full moon. There was a pond full of peepers near the cabin and you can hear them on the tracks. We played on wineglasses and looped stomp/clap ideas. Lots of spontaneity and experimenting. Somehow it still sounded like us. We’re excited to let this one out of the bag”


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