Gravity's Pull

by The Breaking

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"Gravity's Pull" is the second EP by The Breaking. It sheds the lo-fi psych approach of their debut EP "Current Through the Wire" in favor of a more polished approach, incorporating synthesizer, ambient effects, and crunchy electric guitar hooks into their 90s-influenced alt pop sound.


released December 10, 2014

Adam Sweeney - vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, percussion, synthesizer, omnichord
Rian Lewis - drums, percussion, electric guitar
Tim Karplus - electric guitar, synthesizer
Chris Benson - electric guitar
Jay Haser - bass guitar
Meagan Grandall (Lemolo) - guest vocals on Future Fire

Recorded by Rian Lewis and Adam Sweeney
Mixed by Rian Lewis
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes
Artwork by Valerie Herron

All songs by Adam Sweeney (ASCAP), except for "In Focus" counter melody by Jeremie Murfin (BMI).


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The Breaking Portland, Oregon

The Breaking is an alternative rock band from Portland, OR. Adam Sweeney and Tim Karplus mine the rich soundscape of mid-90s guitar pop, influenced by early Radiohead, Oasis, Blur, and R.E.M.

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Track Name: Future Fire
Future Fire

give me a change of scene
maybe a shot of something strong
this town will be the death of me
but I've lived here for so long
I need a fresh perspective
just beyond our mountain range
I'm not afraid of change

timber the dying industrial heart
of our fair state
coal mines the black machinery
drew poison through our veins
steelhead once ran these rivers
'til we dammed them all
it's plain we're not afraid of change
we're not afraid but

clear as a bell
(I see the fog is lifting)
in time truth will tell
(I feel the sand is shifting)
lies from the lips
(I know the tide is turning)
that betray with a kiss
(a future fire is burning)

progress sounds simple
but under the surface nothing is
look back three generations
when a man hung from this bridge
fighting for labor
we the stillborn sons of the modern age
are not afraid of change
we're not afraid but

I'm not afraid of change
I'm not afraid of change
I'm not afraid but

darling the plain and simple truth
is all men are to blame
those who don't follow through
where their hearts yearn
just serve their pain
I'm getting out of this
nowhere bound victim's history train
I'm not afraid of change

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