Upcoming band Save the Clocktower consist of Greg Newton (drums, vocals), Jimmy Shenk (keyboards), and James Washington (bass) they borrow from such influences as Talking Heads and David Bowie and “that sort of unapologetic peppering in of slightly funky elements into songs with more serious themes,” Paras offers. Playing shows with Toro y Moi and JR JR influenced an approach with a keen eye for the live arena, as well. “Now, it’s second nature for us to write more uptempo, often dance-y songs, even when we’re delving into more mature themes.”Mirroring the message of the song, even the writing and recording process seemed to lean into the “‘throw caution to the wind’ spontaneity” for which they’d been striving. “Greg came up with the lyrics while writing and recording the music. He didn’t write any of them down, and he nailed the vocals on the first take,” notes Paras, “none of which is our usual metered approach to making music. Somehow, the older we get, the more willing we are to let go of the reins and let the art create itself.”
Out of Chicago, Save the Clocktower first hit the local scene with their 2011 debut studio record, Carousel. Their sophomore effort Through the Glass followed a year later and then a subsequent three-song EP, titled Taboo, in 2016. “Separate” samples a forthcoming album called Renaissance, out everywhere June 25. With the release of their newest single "Separate", they project one vibrant track that will surely grasp your ears. Starting the track with an upbeat sound leading onto his soft and sweet vocals they complete the track entirely. Explaining the track further it's about when a person has to leave an environment of safety for a less secure, less uncertain future, all because of one’s authenticity not being able to be fully expressed in their current situation. To the vocals and production, this track presents a nostalgic feel that will certainly have you feeling so good while playing this song. Being just perfect for a day out on the beach or a late night drive. Go stream "Separate" and check out their discography which is filled with astounding tracks.