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With the release of “Habits & Dreams”, Still Flux brings a new attitude to an array of genres. Lush with addicting guitar progressions, a soulful and edgy vocal approach, and pop undertones throughout, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems. Though the songs are diverse from one another, there is a glue that holds them all together, like that of a concept album. Most importantly, the record never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
The first single, “Come With Me” is instant pop rock classic. Hitting hard with a solid groove, an almost 90’s alt rock style, and musical swells, the song seems to breathe and build as it plays on.
“This song in particular is about how the definition of love has evolved with our current generation, with a lot of us being children of divorce. The optimism of the music clashes strongly with the lyrical content, culminating with the idea that love is simply temporary, but that realization makes it all the more important to relish the moment.” explains vocalist and guitarist John Castillo on the band’s single.
Although the single does speak volumes for the album, to get a real understanding of where Still Flux comes from, the record should be heard in its entirety.
The origins of Still Flux reach back to Summer 2015, when vocalist John Castillo was searching for musicians to start a new project. Different musicians came and went, and the music never reached the place it needed to. Until that is, John invited current band members David Hernon (drums), Johnny Syriani (guitar), and Luke Winer (bass) to come jam on an old demo of his to see what they had to add to its existing components. In September 2015, with the full line up, everything finally clicked the way it was supposed to. With a band full of musicians that were tired of playing covers, the guys focused on a wealth of original material and released their first record “Live at Blue Venus” (a nick name for John’s apartment) one month after forming. They used this record to book shows and spread the music through live performance. After some time, they did a 2 week tour through the U.S. and Canada and afterwards decided to hit that creative spark they had initially by collectively composing new material to better represent the band’s sound. What came from this was their latest release “Habits and Dreams”. The record is the epitome of where they are at with their sound right now.
The band has opened for Burlington's Binger at Arts Riot, and Montreal's Reno McCarthy, as well as a show at the renowned L'Astral in Montreal. They are played regularly on radio stations in Uruguay and Brazil, as well as internet radio networks such as Indiecast, Banks Radio Australia, and Let’s Talk About The Music Radio in Tacoma.
“Habits and Dreams” is now available for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets and the boys are booking new dates across Canada.