The unique Latin title of The Chordaes’ critically acclaimed 2017 E P In Itinere – translating literally to “during the journey” – perfectly reflected the sense of musical and emotional searching at the heart of the project. While still exploring that musical sweet spot where alternative indie and soulful contemporary soft rock merge, the NYC based band goes even deeper on their latest collection, reflecting on their lives as young millennials finding their way in today’s America. Driven by the insightful and wisdom filled songs of frontman Leo Sawikin, their upcoming follow-up EP What We Breathe In (due early 2019) thoughtfully tackles this creeping sensation of powerlessness – both in the world at large, as well as in personal relationships.
On the opening title track, The Chordaes – whose lineup includes founding member/drummer Ethan Glenn and keyboardist Dan Cobert – create a true anthem for this generation, promising that while today’s political leaders may be able to strip away people’s rights and personal freedoms, they can never steal hope, love and the intangibles that make life worth living. Helping to create the song’s powerful sound is mixer Kevin Killen, whose countless credits include one of rock’s greatest anthems, U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love).”