“Start of Something (SOS)” is the closing track from the new Winterstate EP Sailors and Sirens with larger-than-life production and crisp arrangement choices that range from haunting backing vocals to staccato violin plucks. Skewing hard rock Kelvin Killmon and Alex Ortberg create a ballad that is reminiscent of tracks like “Kings and Queens” by 30 Seconds to Mars but with a more haunting and cinematic approach.
“Superhuman” is the opening track from the new Winterstate EP Sailors and Sirens. This driving hard rock track features a cinematic production with tons of bells and whistles panned around and tons of vocal layers to keep the listener engaged. If you’re nostalgic for rock music that really goes the extra mile and is theatrical you’re going to want to check out the new EP!
WINTERSTATE is led by singer-songwriter Kelvin Killmon (Seattle, WA) and multi-instrumentalist Alex Ortberg (Rochester, MN). The pair met as students at Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain, and have continued to write and record new songs together inspired by feel-good bands like The Killers, Mae, Anberlin, Incubus, and Foo Fighters.
Alex’s tight, driving rhythms and clean, multi-layered approach to composition provide the musical bedrock for the band. Kelvin brings anthemic melodies and rich vocal harmonies to the mix. His insightful lyrics tackle an impressive array of topics – from small-town love affairs to celebrating life in the face of chronic illness.”
WINTERSTATE is anticipating the release of its new 5-song EP, SAILORS AND SIRENS on February 18th, 2023.