Emily Breeze: The Bell

She’s back baby.

Emily Breeze is back with a hip swinging, head swaying, bop of a tune from her upcoming album, Rapture (February 2023).

Emily describes “The Bell” as,

A love song to nights spent in the local pub where you swing by for a quick pint after work. You are probably meeting a friend who is having a crisis, just one quick pint and then straight home. Your first glass is empty just as the conversation is getting to the important part but it’s fine, two pints on a work night is totally fine. Crisis friend leaves to put the kids to bed and just as you are putting your jacket on, in walks an old mate who you haven’t seen for ages. Go on then, just a half, oh alright yeah a pint, you have a lot to catch up on. You crack jokes and reminisce in the sepia glow of the golden hour and it is fun. Real actual fun. You talk of good times and desperate times, you’re getting sentimental now, this is some grade A lager fuelled nostalgia. You stop counting drinks as it’s just started raining and somehow everyone you have ever known and loved is here. A Little Richard song comes on the stereo and you declare that soul and rock n roll are the highest forms of art. You seem to be making a speech and enter a heated debate with that weird guy who always sits at the bar as the quiet voice inside telling you to go home surrenders completely to the pub, the conversation, the good tunes, the cold beer and the old friends. Fuck it tomorrows gonna be alright.

Man, do I connect because I have been that person on more than one occasion. In that scenario and with that sentiment.

I thought her single, “Ordinary Life”, was infectious but good god all mighty, “The Bell” takes that infectious level up ten times more than its predecessor.

Her latest track also solidifies for me that she is indeed the vocal love child of Siouxsie Sioux and Chrissie Hynde and it continues that U2-esque vibe with hella more attitude and punk angst.

“The Bell” is upbeat, fun, and pure absolute joy.

From the vocals, to the lyrics, to the music, there is not one thing amiss with “The Bell”.

This song will be my anthem for what’s left of 2022. Emily is right, “fuck it tomorrow is going to be alright”.

Listen to “The Bell” below