Our new single, ‘Kaleidoscope City’, featuring Bruno Rocha on vocals, came out on April 2nd. It’s on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5Keh94QQ4emxLNeidmpEhf?si=0667717c71fe4bfb and has already received a fair amount of radio play and found its way onto multiple playlists. This song took a while to put together. It started off as a Ramones-esque guitar thrash and gradually evolved into a synthy and slightly trippy homage to New York City’s leftfield musical heritage through the 70s, 80s and 90s.
It was great to collaborate with Bruno on this one. In addition to his superb vocal talent, Bruno’s a huge fan of Lou Reed and of NYC in general, which made him the perfect choice to sing it. We’re very excited that he’ll also feature on an upcoming number, ‘Gabrielle’, which should be out sometime in the next few weeks and takes the Empty Mirrors in an unexpected 50s teen tragedy direction (think ‘Johnny Remember Me’ etc.).
Neil Berrymen, who did the solo on ‘Alter Ego for Night’ had a tangential input into the song: he met Debbie Harry while working on a waffle stand in NYC. The way he told it, it sounded like something that just had to go into the song. So it did.