Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival Self-Reflect In ‘Riot On A Sunday’
Bend, OR-based indie folk-rock band Brandon Prinzing & The Old Revival are back with their newest track called “Riot On A Sunday,” the second track to be released from their upcoming debut release, Hear This. Look for Hear This to drop on October 12th.
Look for Hear This to tackle tough subjects like loss, being a caregiver, feeling trapped, and the struggle to fight to survive.
“I wrote ‘Riot On A Sunday’ in my spare room in the middle of the night. It was my way of saying ‘I hate where we are, I hate how you are acting and treating me, but I’m just as responsible for it as you are, and I’ll be damned if I won’t fight for it.’ It was the self-reflection of ‘Why in the hell do I do what I do? Why can’t I change this, why can’t I be more honest with her and myself?’
It was a huge mix and swing of emotions when I wrote it, and that contrast becomes the theme of the song. I asked myself how I felt inside, and the word I came up with was RIOT. I felt like it was a riot inside and all hell was breaking loose. But on the outside? I felt like I was putting on the attitude of someone just hanging out on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I would feel like a Riot and a lazy Sunday all at once and I just couldn’t explain it any other way. Once that lyric was struck for the chorus, the rest of it flowed, as well as the verses, just openly talking about the anger and confusion with my relationship as a boyfriend and a caregiver. Am I just being used as a caregiver, or do you actually love me?” – Brandon Prinzing