Conquer Divide Release Cover Of Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me”

Conquer Divide have released a cover of Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me.” You can check that out below. Vocalist Kiarely Castillo commented:

“We wanted to get into the spirit and recreate a song that was relatable to everyone regardless of their beliefs – we all want to be close to someone during the holidays. Our first choice was ‘Santa Tell Me’ because it is not just a Christmas song but a love song and I have always been a huge fan of Ariana Grande!”

Conquer Divide Premiere “Paralyzed” Music Video

Conquer Divide have released a new song titled “Paralyzed.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Guitarist Kristen Sturgis commented:

“This song is about battling with mental illness and depression — especially during the pandemic — and feeling like you are too mentally paralyzed to move forward.

I was in a dark place because, as some people may or may not know, I am a critical care nurse when I am not touring. I was traveling around the country to all these hot spots to help out with COVID, and I saw dozens of people lose their lives. And I still really have not fully processed it.

But if you do not disconnect, you can’t do your job effectively. So, it is the kind of depression where you don’t feel anything at all, and you turn your emotions off. There was a point where they had psychologists visiting us on the unit to talk about our feelings.

But it was like, ‘I don’t have time for this right now. I need to hang the next bag of x/y/z medication and keep this person alive. Get back to me in a year after this is all over.’ I think a lot of health care workers are also going to have PTSD or depression from what we went through. I hit a bit of writer’s block as a result of my mental state, and this song was a bit cathartic for me.”

She also had the following to say about the band’s upcoming album:

“We’ve all grown so much since our first record. We did a lot of introspection and soul-searching about which creative direction to take the band in next, and we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on. There will be something for everyone on our sophomore album.”

Electric Callboy Share Music Video For “Fuckboi” Featuring Conquer Divide

Electric Callboy have premiered a new video for their new song “Fuckboi.” This track features Conquer Divide and it will appear on the band’s new album “Tekkno,” which is set to be released on September 9.

Conquer Divide Sign With Mascot Records, Premiere New Song “Atonement”

Conquer Divide have signed a new deal with Mascot Records. With this news, the band have also premiered a new song titled “Atonement.”

On another note, the group also have the following dates booked for this year:

With Attack Attack!, Until I Wake, and Across The White Water Tower:

03/25 New Bedford, MA – Vault Music Hall
03/26 Manchester, NH – Jewel
03/27 Asbury Park, NJ – House Of Independents
03/28 Albany, NY – Empire Underground
03/30 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
03/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
04/01 Harrisburg, PA – Stage On Herr
04/02 Northhampton, PA – Gin Mill
04/03 Baltimore, MD – Zen West
04/05 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
04/06 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
04/07 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/08 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
04/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory
04/10 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger

With Electric Callboy, Attack Attack!, and Outline In Color:

10/12 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/13 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/14 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/15 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
10/16 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Live
10/18 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club
10/20 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
10/21 Sacramento, CA – Harlows
10/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorn
10/23 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/25 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/26 Denver, CO – Summit
10/27 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/28 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
10/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/30 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
10/31 Fort Wayne, IN – Pieres
11/01 Columbus, OH Kings Of Clubs
11/02 Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
11/03 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
11/04 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/05 Brooklyn, NY – Monarch

Conquer Divide Premiere “Messy” Music Video

Conquer Divide have premiered a new video for their new song “Messy.“ You can check that out below:

Kristin Sturgis commented:

“‘Messy‘ is song about being in a toxic relationship and wondering how and when it got to that point. I think most of us have been in a similar situation at one time or another. It’s difficult when you’re on the road unable to see your significant other — away for months at a time. But I imagine it’s more difficult for the ones who are left at home. On the road, you’ve at least got your bandmates.

I think the important takeaway to this song is to know your worth, whether that is in friendships, romantic relationships, or work life. It’s easy to get complacent in a toxic environment. You think you’re better off walking on eggshells than being alone. But at some point you wake up and realize it’s taking a toll on your mental health. So there needs to be a fundamental change in your relationship or change in your environment. It’s easier said than done, though.”

[via Alternative Press]

Conquer Divide Share Cover Of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Conquer Divide have released a cover of Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy.“ You can find a video for that below. This news comes after the band recently returned from hiatus with a new single titled “Chemicals.”

Conquer Divide Return With New Single “Chemicals”

Conquer Divide have officially returned with a new single titled “Chemicals.” You can find a video for that track below:

Guitarist Kristen Sturgis told Revolver the following:

“We know everyone’s been dying to hear what we’ve been up to, and the short answer is that we had just taken a bit of a break to focus on our personal lives. We had a lot of time to reflect on what direction we wanted to go in next. I think, collectively, our musical tastes have all evolved. We still wanted to feel heavy and anthemic, but it was important for us to step outside of our comfort zone moving forward.”

“‘Chemicals‘ is about addiction from the perspective of an artist. More often than not, addiction can get swept under the rug or is almost encouraged in some circumstances by the people who are the closest to the the person who is addicted. Sometimes, being on the road can be the absolute worst place for an artist struggling with addiction, yet they are encouraged to keep going.

Those around them don’t always see or read the signs and we end up losing so many talented musicians to overdoses or mental health issues that frequently accompany addiction. This happens everywhere, from rock and metal music to the highest echelons of pop. This song talks about how you can turn a blind eye, but at the end of the day, that makes you part of the problem.”

“For the music video, we wanted to show that through textures. You see the artist performing at the top of their game, but there is clearly something going on beneath the surface. They are going through the motions, but they are a shell of their former selves where the addiction has taken over to the point it’s impossible to ignore visually. But others choose to pretend everything is normal.

Our director Jeb Hardwick did an awesome job with that, and I can’t speak highly enough of his work and work ethic. This was our first video in front of a green screen and it was a really cool experience. Since we all have to fly to a central location when we got together — as we are scattered across the U.S. and Canada — we were very lucky to be able to film it before the pandemic hit.”

Vocalist Kiarely Castillo added:

“Sometimes the public or even some who are in the inner circle may love a ‘good storyline’ more than anything else, like someone’s well-being. For example, with the line, ‘Sell my soul, tie it up and hope it don’t make a sound,’ it’s a reference to my image selling, but my soul is irrelevant because everyone cares about image first.

I was inspired by Max Bemis, who wrote several amazing albums for Say Anything and recently resigned because he felt like fans only liked him when he was unwell and no one liked his music when he was sober. There are many ways to interpret this song. The most important thing is that fans connect to it and it helps them in whatever way works for them. What it means to me is different from what it means to other people and I feel like that’s the whole point.”

Conquer Divide Premiere “What’s Left Inside” Music Video

Conquer Divide have premiered a new video for their song “What’s Left Inside,” via Revolver. This song is from their self-titled debut, which is available now.

Kristen Waters said the following:

“‘What’s Left Inside‘ is a song about the broken relationship I had growing up with my father. He was verbally abusive, and super hard on me growing up. He would commonly insinuate directly or indirectly that I wasn’t good enough or wouldn’t make it, wouldn’t graduate college, etc. And we still have a messed up relationship to this day.

The song is essentially 15 years of pent-up anger I got out in about 10 minutes. It’s actually the fastest song I ever wrote. Needless to say, I graduated college and made it farther than he did with music (he was a drummer in a band at my age). The song is cathartic for me and turning a negative situation into something positive.”