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  • 2018-02-16
  • Mainland Premieres New Song “Hometown” on Billboard
  • Brooklyn-based post-punk/rock band Mainland has delivered a new song "Hometown" via SoundCloud. The song was premiered exclusively on Billboard.
    The track follows up "I Found God", which was released last September.
    Mainland was formed in 2011, currently consisting of Jordan Topf (vocals, guitar), Corey Mullee (guitar, synth) and Alex Pitta (bass).
    The band debuted with an EP "Shiner" in 2014. Followded by the band released a second EP "Outcast". In 2016, the band was the opening act for the tour of Marianas Trench , Jukebox the Ghost, and Melanie Martinez.

    A guitarist of the band, Jordan Topf told Billboard of the song;
    "I wanted to channel that feeling of escaping to a big city like New York or Los Angeles and breaking free from the surroundings that haunt your teenage life. A lot of the friends I made and spent time with as a teenager who got stuck in Santa Cruz turned to black tar heroin. It’s become a serious epidemic and I lost many friends to drug abuse. Some of my best friends found solace and sobriety in support groups others didn’t make it. The song is extremely special to me for that reason, because I battled to break out of my drug ridden community to chase my dreams in New York where I met Corey and Alex and formed Mainland. I always knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel."
  • He continued;
    "Many children in America are trying to run away from things that may hurt them, destroy their relationships, or lead them down a dark path. I just hope the song inspires people to hang on and chase their passions, knowing that there’s always someone who understands them out there. Outside of that small town reality that may be bringing them down there is a place and another person out there that sees the world the way you do."

  • source : Billboard
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