July 12th, 2016 - New York, NY - New York indie rock act The Commuters have premiered their brand new single "Before I Was Born" via idobi Radio. Fans can check out the song and lyric video today, here: http://goo.gl/FnEYtS. "Before I Was Born" is the title track from the band's forthcoming EP, which will be released on August 12th, 2016 and marks The Commuters' first release since 2012's Rescue. For more information, please visit: www.thecommuters.com.
On the new song, frontman Zeeshan Zaidi shares: "The song was inspired by watching the deep and intimate relationship that a newborn has with its mother right at birth. But more broadly, it's about the bonds we often feel with people we've just met, as if we've known them for years. I think we're all more connected to one another than we realize."
The Commuters, consisting of Zaidi (vocals,guitar/keyboard), Uri Djemal (guitar/keyboard), Ben Zwerin (bass), and Paul Amorese(drums), might hail from New York, but their kinetic, personal anthems capture an alt-rock essence that aspires toward worldwide appeal. Their 2012 debut, Rescue, earned the band accolades and exposure from outlets as wide-reaching and influential as college radio, mtvU, PureVolume and Guitar World. But more importantly, it spoke to listeners in a direct, uncomplicated way that created a devoted worldwide audience thanks to the band's songs being equal parts melody and honesty.
Zaidi's songwriting on The Commuters' forthcoming EP reflects the band's continued desire to move as many people as possible with their music. He fuses together longtime influences such as David Bowie and Peter Gabriel with modern progressive artists such as The Killers and Bon Iver to create intriguing, engaging rock songs that are destined to connect with you on a visceral level.
The Commuters will release their new EP Before I Was Born via Communal Records on August 12th, 2016.