Brooklyn-based indie rock band Emily Danger have been a force in the NYC scene for a while now backed by indomitable instrumentation and soaring vocals. The band is comprised of duo Emily Nicholas and Cameron Orr who are both classically trained musicians who just released their latest EP, Peace Arch. The title track has a stirring visual companion with an interesting genesis story.
“Peace Arch” comes from a time early on in the band’s touring career when they were kicked out of Canada for lying about being in a band at the Peace Arch border crossing; only to come back the next day and get to their show on time.
When writing the song, the band decided to use their experience at the border as a metaphor for pushing through obstacles. “Peace Arch is about persevering through false promises & recovering from doors being slammed in your face,” lead vocalist Emily Nicholas says. “It’s about people trying to get in, & never being allowed; rejection and the need to be accepted.”
Watch the video for Emily Danger’s “Peace Arch” below and catch them at one of their CMJ performances later this month.