The Barr Brothers

"It Came to Me"

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Aug 2, 2017

The Barr Brothers recently unloaded the details of Queens of the Breakers, their upcoming album due out this fall. And while we already heard its "You Would Have to Lose Your Mind," the Montreal outfit have now given us another new album teaser.

Today (August 2) the band shared the new song "It Came to Me." Helping us to understand the song better, the band's Andrew Barr shared the following statement:

Since we were kids, Brad and I would sit down at our instruments and, without speaking, launch into playing loud rock and roll at high volume. It was probably in part to drown out the confusing noise of youth and being told what to do all the time, and in part it was a way of communicating with each other in a language that was probably more expressive and fun than our normal middle school banter — it also prevented a lot of fighting over the remote control. All to say, when we went to St. Zenon (In Quebec, to demo songs for the new album) late one night, we sat down together and started playing this one. It came easily and cheerfully, and when Brad started singing "It Came to Me", I laughed at this almost "snake chasing its tale moment," a song lyric aware of itself — and so this one came like that, when we sat down with no agenda and tapped into one of our oldest sorts of dialogue.

You can hear "It Came to Me" for yourself below.

Queens of the Breakers is out October 13 via Secret City. You can see the band's lengthy list of upcoming tour dates here.

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