Add this Record Breakers single to your playlist of winter songs
Montreal’s Record Breakers offer a ‘warm sweater on a cold day’ in song form with “Winter,” their new single.
“This is one of my favourites that I’ve written,” member Bella Galasso said of the song, which recently debuted on Spotify’s official ‘Christmas in Canada’ playlist. “I was 18 years old when I wrote it and had just begun a new relationship. I think this song captured my feelings then and still does now, three years later. This song has always meant a lot to me and contains lyrics that continue to comfort me today.
The rest of the band — Hayden Nolan, Michael Vallinakis, Devan Meisner, and Julian Galasso — agree about the song’s strengths, saying it’s captivating like the first fresh snowfall of the season and actually makes them look forward to winter.
The band tried to capture the soul of a 90s country ballad while mixing in a modern edge: huge harmonies, chimes, and baritone guitars all wrapped in luscious pedal steel, taking listeners back to a time of mullets and cassette tapes, the members explained.
The direction checks out for the band, which first formed in 2014 for a one-off Beatles-related celebration before exploring and developing their identity. The result is a kickin’ bilingual five-piece with a knack for solid musical arrangements, memorable hooks, and larger-than-life harmonies.
2016 saw the release of their self-titled debut EP, with a follow-up sophomore offering, Bigger Plans, landing in 2018.
This year, they created a song and collaborative video, “Quarantine With You,” and their most recent single, “In My Car / Dans mon char,” the band’s first bilingual release, debuted at #1 on Amazon Music’s “Country du moment” playlist.