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Bleeker’s Haunting New Single “Make It Better” Is A Plea For Change

Canadian alternative-rock band Bleeker is back with a powerful new single, "Make It Better." The haunting anthem is about struggling through troubled times and longing for a brighter future.

Nominated for a Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year, Bleeker has been captivating audiences worldwide with their dynamic stage presence and knack for crafting unforgettable songs. The Ontario-based quartet, consisting of brothers Taylor and Cole Perkins, Mike Van Dyk, and Chris Dimas, is best known for their chart-topping hits like "Highway."

In their latest release, "Make It Better," Bleeker delves into the depths of personal struggle and the desperate desire for change. Produced by Brian Moncarz (The Tea Party, Alice Cooper, and Our Lady Peace), the song is a sonic feast that balances dark, haunting elements with an overarching sense of hope.

From the first notes, "Make It Better" draws listeners in with its atmospheric soundscape that wastes no time leading into a gritty rock anthem. Taylor Perkins' emotive vocals take center stage, conveying a sense of loss and longing as he sings about watching oneself slowly disappear, piece by piece. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of someone grasping for the zest for life they once had, realizing they need help to find their way back.

The song's instrumentation perfectly complements the main theme, with haunting guitar riffs and driving rhythms that build to a powerful climax. The chorus is an urgent plea, with Perkins' voice soaring over the music as he cries out for someone to make things better. It's a moment that is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever felt a sense of hopelessness and loss.

"Make It Better" tackles heavy emotions head-on, offering a glimmer of hope in the darkness. Experience the raw power of Bleeker's latest single, which is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

Welcome to Buzz, Bleeker! "Let’s Go" has a very motivating and anthemic vibe. What is the song about?

“Let’s Go” is a call to action, a rally cry to anyone and everyone to get up, get out there, and do what they love. We didn’t intend for it to be motivational; it just kind of took on that persona as the lyrics came together.

The lyrics in "Let’s Go" are fun yet powerful. What was the writing process like for this song and the rest of the upcoming album?

Our writing process for “Let’s Go” was a bit different; we wrote it and changed it a bunch, trying to get it to where we were happy. We’re usually a lot more intentional and direct in the process, but this was written at a strange time, with much uncertainty. Most of the album (titled messed up) came together a bit more effortlessly. Cole usually comes up with the guitar riff or part, and I’ll start adding melody and vocal ideas. We bring the idea to the rest of the band and build on it until it's ready to record.

"Make It Better" builds to a deeply powerful climax. How did you create that sense of urgency and release in the music?

I think the urgency and release you are hearing are just natural parts of the storytelling in that song. Make It Better, in particular, has tension that needs to be released throughout the story. The fact it's heard and picked up on means (hopefully) the song is authentic.

How did working with producer Brian Moncarz and your own drummer, Chris Dimas, influence the sound and direction of Messed Up? What was that collaboration like?

Brian produced five songs early on, songs we had been writing for a while. They were fairly baked when they got to Brian, but he was still influential in the sounds and some of the changes we made while in the studio. Brian is a friend we have worked with before; it all feels very natural working with him. Chris finished the album. Producing the final six songs and mixing the entire record. He’s our guy in the band, and working with him is as easy as it gets….cause he’s our drummer. We had a lot of fun with both, and both brought invaluable ideas.

What do you hope listeners take away from Messed Up? What did you want them to feel?

Messed Up is our most authentic album to date, we are really proud of it. I hope people listening feel a lot of emotions. It’s a record that takes you to a lot of different places. We have songs on it that are meant to lift you up, make you smile, empathize, say it’s ok, share a laugh, embrace weirdness and celebrate love. If you get some of that, great.


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