Ahead of the release of their upcoming debut EP, Toronto-based, instrument-swapping garage rock duo Alissa King and Brendan Albert – aka Queens & Kings (a name to purposefully provoke thought about sexist language patterns) – have recently shared their impactful latest single.
Propelled by a fuzzed-out visceral energy and gentle blues-rock twang, ‘Going Through Hell’ reflects on the duo’s 10+ year relationship and the struggles they have gone through both personally and as a band. As Alissa’s gritty swooning vocals flow with a stirring, soulful drive alongside scuzzy hooks, it oozes a soaring, impassioned splendour. With shades of the likes of The Kills or Alabama Shakes, it’s a powerful Americana-tinged slice of garage-rock brimming full of anthemic emotion. A sizzling, poignant ode to learning to let go and move forwards in life.
Watch the new video for ‘Going Through Hell’, featuring footage of the duo from over the last 10 years, here:
‘Going Through Hell‘ is taken from Queens & Kings’ upcoming debut EP, set for release later this year. The EP has been made and mastered with the likes of Vic Florencia and Bill Skibbe from Third Man Records, as well as four time Grammy nominee, Howie Weinberg.