2018 has been a great year for Halflives. The alt pop-rock four piece have played shows all across Europe, picking up new fans wherever they have gone. The success of their last single Crown has pushed them to new heights, seeing the band championed by the likes of Kerrang Magazine, Rock Sound, AltPress and Alex Baker on Kerrang Radio just to name a few.
Now Halflives are aiming to finish 2018 off in true style with their new single Fugitive, which will be released on the 16th of November. Fugitive sees the continued evolution of Halflives distinctive sound, melding synths and samples into more traditional rock elements to create some devastatingly catchy hooks and one of the biggest choruses the band has ever written. It is also Halflives most personal song to date, as their frontwoman Linda Battliani explains:
“It happened to everybody, or at least to many people, to feel lost at a certain point in their life, like they don’t belong anywhere, to wander lost in a city that is a stranger to them. It’s something that happened to me too, to travel far, to escape, looking for my place in this world, looking for a place where I could feel at peace. The further I went in my journey the more lost I got, almost forgetting there were people who loved me.
Then I started to feel homesick, I started to ask myself if all that running away was the right thing to do, if it was worth something. I put a great distance between myself and my home country and just by doing so I could understand how precious were the small things and the bonds I had.
After many years of living abroad I had the need to put all these feelings into my music and ‘Fugitive’ is the result of it. After all there’s no place like home, and I’m glad to know that no matter how far I go to find myself, I always have a place where to return.”
Fugitive has been mixed and mastered by Dino Medanhodzic (Normandie, Imminence, Smash Into Pieces).
As mentioned above, Halflives previous single Crown has brought the band their greatest successes to date. If you are not familiar with it, or even if you are and you just want to check it out again, you can find the video below:
Halflives will be hitting the road one last time in 2018 for a short run of shows in Europe in December. All the details can be found below on the tour poster.
Having achieved so much already as a band in less than two years, Fugitive is the final step of a very successful 2018 for Halflives. What comes next? Stay in touch with Halflives to find out – they are a band you cannot afford to miss out on!
Linda Battilani | Vocals
Tony Carré | Guitars & Vocals
Oscar Scantamburlo | Bass
Fede Bernardi | Drums