Featured: March 24-March 30 2013 - Open Sails - Breakdown

It is March 24th 2013 which means it is time to announce the next 'Song of the Week'.

Open Sails, consisting of Joy Lynn (vocals), Jared Christopher (guitar), Chris Doi (guitar), Terence Gillespie (bass) and Casey Adams (drums), is the band receiving this week's featured 'Song of the Week' spot.

From Calgary, Alberta, these five have been showing the music scene their incredible [pop/rock inspired] music since forming in 2012. On the band's Facebook page it states, "Open sails formed with the vision of creating music to inspire and encourage. In 2012, founding members Joy Lynn, Jared Christopher and Terence Gillespie sought to establish a sound that was unique to their own and with mass appeal. Through contact with mutual friends, Chris Doi and Casey Adams came on board to share in Open Sails vision. Together they have produced a polished pop/rock sound accompanied with an energetic and emotionally charged live show." And, although I have yet to experience their live show, their recordings certainly show their energy and passion which is why their song Breakdown is this week's 'Song of the Week'.

Released on October 29th 2012 on iTunes, Breakdown has already been gaining popularity from fans all over. On iTunes it holds only five star reviews receiving messages such as "awesome local talent" and "this song should be on the radio".

Breakdown, this week's 'Song of the Week', was recorded by Mark Troyer at Muzik Haus Studios. Open Sails then
proceeded to travel to Victoria, British Columbia to film the official music video for the single with Dave Wallace, Innovate Imageworks founder.

With everyone's incredible passion and insane talent this band is just in their beginning stages. Guitarist Chris Doi gave some insight into their close future, sharing, "We've been super busy the past few weeks preparing a new cover song that we are going to be filming a music video for. We've also been working hard with our social media and we just finished writing a brand new song, which is being recorded next weekend. We are also playing with Silverstein and The Wonder Years on June 12th 2013 and we hope to do some touring coming up as well."

So, for a band that has already shared the stage with growing names like Brighter Brightest, The Red Threat, Kiros, and many more, they are definitely going to be taking over 2013.

"With a growing fan base and passion to be heard, Open Sails have made it clear that they are the band to watch out for in the years to come." And, they are definitely deserving of this week's 'Song of the Week' spot because of it.

To catch a glimpse of just how talented this Calgary, Alberta band is, definitely check out their official music video for Breakdown, this week's 'Song of the Week', which can be seen here:

See you next Sunday for another 'Song of the Week' article to be added to our collection. Until then, catch this band's current single and prepare yourself as they take over 2013.

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Photo credit: Facebook

Picture 1: From left to right: Terence Gillespie (bass), Chris Doi (guitar), Joy Lynn (vocals), Jared Christopher (guitar) & Casey Adams (drums)
Picture 2: Open Sails Logo



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