Tearing Up – Heavy [Streaming]

Today the Toronto act Tearing Up (fka Billy Moon) who is the brainchild of Graham Caldwell has dropped the debut album called Heavy.
As the title suggest, it is a heavy loud punk alterna-rocking with angsty emotional lyrics album.

About the album by Graham:
“Heavy is not “easy listening” “I wanted this record to hurt,” Caldwell writes, and that motivation was largely inspired by a series of personal struggles that he experienced from late 2017 to early 2020, including the loss of his father. In those hard times, the people around him helped him push forward as the production of the record became a part of his grief process. “October of 2017 to January of 2020 basically felt like one very, very, long year. But even before that, the record was always going to be called Heavy,” he writes.

In addition to finding solace in human connection, Caldwell also found himself turning to music in less of a “this album saved my life”- sense, but more so regarding the weight that music can carry: a recognition of the way music can heal, but also hurt. Heavy comes from his personal place of pain and loss, and is his version of the hard, but necessary truth-telling that comes from making art.

“Billy Bragg’s ‘Sexuality,’ Dixie Chicks ‘Wide Open Spaces,’ Andy Shauf’s ‘My Dear Helen,’ Cindy Lauper’s cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Carey’… Even writing this list makes me misty. At the real root of it, I think I just wanted to write music that could make someone cry. Just something that would make a person feel something, realize something, or remember something they thought they’d forgotten. I hope I’ve done that with this record.””

Heavy gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.

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