THE PORTRAITS BRAND NEW ALBUM, COUNTERBALANCE RELEASE DATE: 5TH NOVEMBER 2012
Sensorypulse Records Format: 1CD & Digital Download Cat # (SPCD004)
The Portraits’ hotly awaited new album Counterbalance was released on CD and download formats on 5th November following its successful launch at an exclusive concert at The Forge, Camden, London on 27th September. The new 13-track collection is a melting pot of impassioned lyrics, vibrant orchestral textures and richly layered vocals, and has been dubbed the “Justice Album” as it includes songs about the attempts to silence Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, women’s battle to be judged by their ideas and not their appearance and the way in which religion can create more fear than it heals.
“We’ve been lucky to visit parts of the world that the west has almost forgotten,” explains songwriter Jeremy, “and we’ve seen what a raw deal some people get…I guess this has given us a ‘fairness gauge’ which inspires us to write about things that we think are unjust.”