Finding a name for themselves in the social media digital age, Los Angeles musicians Romance and Rebellion (David LaViola (Guitar, Lead Vocals), Aaron Medina (Guitar, Harmony Vocals), Aleksander James (Guitar, Harmony Vocals), Brandon Davis (Bass, Vocals), Kyle Jordan Mueller (Drums) broke into the music scene in 2015. After the release of their debut EP in June 2016, they had to opportunity to take the stage at influential festivals such as Warped Tour and SXSW, and even headlined Emo Nite LA. With a few years now under their belt, Romance and Rebellion are currently promoting their sophomore EP release, Amps & Anthems.
The lead single from the record is titled “Boys Don’t Cry” and is dedicated to breaking down the traditional gender stereotypes associated with daily interactions between men and women. Highlighting this factor, LaViola shares the deeper message behind the track stating, “Boys don’t have to be ‘boys’…girls don’t have to be ‘girls’…and everyone should be able to rock a little pink. ‘BOYS DON’T CRY’ is an anthem for anyone who is anything but normal.”
Amps & Anthems is detailed as having the right mixture of ” emo-studded angst, dripping with candy-coated heartache, wrapped in youthfully rebellious pop rock” says LaViola, as the album signifies a huge stepping stone in the band’s overall career and the path to success.
Amps & Anthems is available for purchase through the bands |Webpage|.
Stream the single “Boys Don’t Cry” online through |Youtube| or below the jump.