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Gavin Bowles & The Distractions Battle a Toxic Relationship in New Pop-Rock Bop, "Break My Heart"

Gavin Bowles has been playing music for years, playing in many groups throughout Australia. Through creating solo music with a string of singles and an album in 2020, Bowles ultimately formed what is now known as Gavin Bowlens & The Distractions. After playing many lives shows together and creating a distinguished reputation for energetic performances, the group is now gearing up to release their debut album, "Phoning It In." Scheduled to release later this year, including power pop tracks with indie rock influences, fans have already received a first bite into what the album will be like with their first two singles, "On The Telephone (I Used to Call You)" and the most recent, "Break My Heart." Let's dig into their latest track!

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Photo Credit: Ellie Morgan

"Break My Heart"

Lead Vocals, Guitar: Gavin Bowles

Bass, Vocals: Cameron Hill

Guitar, Vocals: Michael Crudgington

Drums, Vocals: Simon Bowles

Mixing, Production: Gavin Bowles

Mastered: Steve Smart at Studio 301 Sydney

In the words of Gavin Bowles: ""Break My Heart" is a very personal and vulnerable song for me. It’s a song about being trapped in a toxic relationship cycle. I always write from my own experiences and often wear my heart on my sleeve, but this is territory I’ve never gone to before. Writing this album and this song in particular really helped me get through a rough time. I’ve kept this song close to my chest for a little while, but I’m ready to share it and am very proud of it."

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Artwork Credit: Rhiannon Whelan

LONG STORY SHORT: Gavin Bowles & The Distractions created a pop-rock bop with "Break My Heart." Starting slow with just vocals before each instrument enters; by the time 0:37 hits, Gavin Bowles & The Distractions are off to the races. Bowles grabs a brush and paints a picture of heartbreak and battling a toxic relationship with a hard-hitting uptempo track you can sing along with.

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Photo Credit: Ellie Morgan


Stream "Break My Heart" below!


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