Thursday, February 22, 2024

No Holding Collateral Back!

Collateral release new single ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’  is out now on the Roulette Media record label.

An uplifting musical work, it ia intended to inspire individuals to always be their best, no matter what the obstacles are, no matter what is thrown at them.

In a world that has seen industries, businesses and even families collapse in recent months due to the pandemic, it can be considered a much-needed tonic.

“Many bands were struck hard at the start of the year, with Collateral being struck half way through their debut album tour that reached Top 5 in the Official UK Rock Charts so there is no surprise that frustration would lead to an empowering full out rock song that would hopefully inspire people across the world to keep focus on the light at the end of the tunnel.. And that is exactly what they have done,” came down the word from on high.

’Can’t Hold Me Down’ is a song that has many layers and stories that ultimately comes back to one thing, ‘I won’t be held down’,” said the band’s frontman  Angelo Tristan, as evidenced with the lyrics, “’I used to be the one with my head in the clouds, chasing the dream to write the perfect rhyme’ to the monstrous multi-voice Queen style chorus with ‘You Can’t Hold Me Down’”.

The single was recorded and produced by Collateral and mixed by Grammy nominated producer and engineer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral For A Friend, Motorhead) and is the first piece of new material to feature Collateral’s expanded six-piece line-up that includes new members Robert Fenning (keyboards) and Louis Malagodi (guitar) alongside original band members Tristan(lead vocals, guitar), Todd Winger (guitar), Jack Bentley-Smith (bass), and Ben Atkinson (drums). 

“We didn’t want to write a typical covid song. What’s the point?” said Angelo. “The 6 o’clock news is doing that for you day in day out. People don’t need that right now. Some people might see this as a rebellious track. Maybe it is.  Our intention is only to try and inspire people to get through the other side of this with a track that brings comfort and a hard pounding beat.”

‘Can’t Hold Me Down’ is different from the other singles that we have released. It’s less angry than ‘Lullaby’, it’s more modern than ‘Mr Big Shot’, it has more balls than ‘Midnight Queen’, and it completely contradicts ‘Merry Go Round’.  I think our fans are beginning to see a variation starting to appear in our sound and writing which is keeping everyone on their toes, including the band.”

Collateral’s ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’ is available by clicking here. Plus, the band has released a video to the song that’s featured here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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