It’s a protest track that aims to unify the masses
Elli Chappelhow
12:22 6th September 2019

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Currently, there’s a palpable sense that everyone is unified in the undying hope that things will improve, now there’s a song to soundtrack this optimism. Enter: Counterfeit. Spoken word narration builds into classic indie pop songwriting, heavy on the hooks and grandiose production, with pop-punk style vocal style from singer Jamie Bower. This single is the first release with their new UK label Virgin EMI; ‘It Gets Better’ is the first song to see the daylight, after the band have been holed up in the darkest depths of Northampton last year, writing new material.

Commenting on the sentiment behind the track, Bower states, “‘It Gets Better’ is a deeply personal song and its message cuts right to the heart of who we are. Our goal is to bring people together, to dismantle the barriers that divide us as a species and to make a change in the world. We are in a time of need. We need to come together and to learn to love again. Learn to listen again. Learn to talk again. Learn to feel again. Learn to let go and let in. It’s a small start but if we try, I do believe that we can start to change things because I myself have learnt that with these small steps it does indeed get better.”

Counterfeit. have also just announced a UK/European headline tour, which includes a date at London’s Scala on 2 December. The full release of their next project is due in 2020, in the meantime the band are keeping themselves busy by heading off on a North American tour. 

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