BISHOP BRIGGS SHARES TWO EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SINGLES HIGH WATER & ART OF SURVIVAL
TORONTO, ON - April 8, 2022 - Today, multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Bishop Briggs, returns with two new emotionally charged singles entitled High Water and Art of Survival via Arista Records. Listen to the singles here and watch the video for High Water here.
Writing both songs as an ode to her late sister Kate, Bishop notes: "I feel really grateful that I am here wide-eyed sharing new music with all of you. I can’t say that I knew if that was going to be possible for me after my sister Kate passed away in January of 2021. With all soulmates there is an unbreakable bond and energy that ties the relationship so closely that nothing can break it. Although I feel broken, I know our bond will surpass the concept of time and healing. High Water was written from the depths of my despair as a love letter to my best friend who I miss so dearly. Whereas Art of Survival is from a place of choosing to keep fighting to live fully and I firmly believe this is where she would hope to find me. I felt deeply I couldn’t release one without the other. So here, in my rawest form, I give you my soul on a platter. Thank you for being here."
Lithely plucked guitar cuts through the tides of airy production on High Water. Her voice barely breaks a whisper on the verses before it climaxes on an earthquaking chorus uplifted by her stunning range. The accompanying visual, directed by Tim Mattia [Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Halsey], centres on a closeup of Bishop as she sings to the camera and wears the piercing emotion of each ebb and flow perfectly matching the spirit of the track. On Art of Survival, she carefully bares her teeth in this powerful track where the beat cracks beneath breathy vocals before another unshakable chorus.
Bishop is also excited to exclusively break the news of her pregnancy in a stunning photo shoot with PAPER Magazine today. Check it out here. Additionally, she will donate 10% of the proceeds of a sweatshirt she has launched in tandem with High Water to Andrew McMahon’s Dear Jack Foundation. The Dear Jack Foundation provides quality of life programming that directly benefits young adult cancer patients, survivors and their families.
Next up, Bishop will perform at Coachella on April 15 and 22 and is planning to release more new music this year via Arista Records.
ABOUT BISHOP BRIGGS:
Bishop Briggs is known for emotional and cathartic songs that blur the boundaries between alternative, pop, and electronic. Born in London to Scottish parents, Bishop grew up in Japan and Hong Kong. Days after graduating high school, she moved to Los Angeles where, after years of performing at any venue that would have her, she was discovered in a small hole-in-the-wall by a former-A&R rep and the rest was history. The music of Bishop Briggs transcends the limitations of singular genres, blending folk, pop and electronic music into a wholly unique sound. Her debut track Wild Horses reached #1 on Spotify's US Viral Chart and #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 charts, with airplay on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation, Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Show and a prized spot in Acura’s 2016 TLX and ESPN’s NFL Playoffs ads. She followed up with the 3x Canadian Platinum single, River, a searing and cathartic track that captured the attention of tastemakers and gatekeepers and rose to #3 on the Alternative chart with over 680 million global streams while Bishop’s videos have 524M overall views on YouTube and she has 1 million YouTube subscribers. After her critically acclaimed debut album Church of Scars, multiple sold-out tours, live performance slots opening for Coldplay, Kaleo, alt-J, and Bleachers, and with more music on the way, Bishop Briggs is set to have her most incredible year yet.