Alternative Rock: Basement Revolver share ‘Have I Been Deceived’

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Basement Revolver’s new EP Wax and Digital is out now via Sonic Unyon Records.

Canadian alt-rock outfit Basement Revolver is back. They have a present for us all. It is a new EP titled Wax and Digital. ‘Have I Been Deceived’ is one of the highlights. A gently lilting track, it calls to mind the slacker alt-rock of The Lemonheads at their most restrained or Courtney Barnett in a rather catchy mood. Check it out below.

“Think about ‘Have I Been Deceived’ as an open letter to God, “says vocalist Chrisy Hurn of the new track. “This past year, I have been feeling like I was brainwashed. I was taught to think in a particular manner, taught to love in a specific way, taught to think about my body and sexuality in a specific (ahem oppressive) way, and quite honestly at the time, I ate that shit up. I was the girl in highschool trying to convert all my friends, telling everyone to stay abstinent, listening to every Christian band that sounded almost as good as the real thing. That was my entire identity. Throughout my twenties, this identity fell apart.

I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with who I was, so much that being around any type of Christian culture, makes me feel nauseous, or worse.

I want to let that go, I want to think clearly about faith, but I am afraid that I am not able to. I am afraid that I was gaslighted into loving something that is wrong or an ugly version of something that could be good. I don’t know who I am without my past. I don’t know who I am moving forward. I wish I had a more clear answer but I don’t; I am just here.”

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