Love Past Blue® is an award-winning, indie alternative pop-rock band that is turning up the heat on sexual harassment with their new single, ‘No Means No’. The song is clearly ahead of its time. Written months before Harvey Weinstein’s scandals were made public, the song is based on the personal experiences of lead vocalist Clio Cadence. She was groped twice at her high school by a fellow student, and on another occasion received strong unwanted advances while locked in a room with a music industry professional. She was 15 at the time.
“I wanted to take what I was feeling from my own experiences with sexual harassment and turn it into something positive, said Clio. “Wherever we’ve performed this song, I have been really touched emotionally by the women and girls that have come to me, sometimes in tears, to say ‘I really needed to hear that,’ or, ‘This really needs to be out in the world right now.’ ‘No Means No’ is about empowerment, it’s about standing up for what’s right, and most of all, it’s about respect.”
‘No Means No,’ along with recently released single ‘VIP’ and the rest of Love Past Blue’s upcoming album, was recorded by female music producer Sylvia Massy, known for her work with Tool, System of a Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince and Johnny Cash. Massy has a history of over 25 gold and platinum records, including several Grammy-nominated albums. The band also works with legendary female management consultant Vicky Hamilton, known for launching multi-platinum bands like Guns N’ Roses and Poison.
Love Past Blue’s sound is bold and sassy, straddling the line between pop and rock, and infused with a subtle blend of jazz and funk. Band members include Cadence (16), guitarist Jack Hickman (15), bassist Joe Galate (18) and drummer Logan Ellis Sheppard (16). Since Winning Battle of the Bands at Wildflower Music Festival in May 2016, the band has been entertaining audiences from coast to coast with their dynamic, energetic live show. Love Past Blue recently received rave reviews on their second Southern California mini-tour, with performances including the famous Whisky a Go Go on L.A.’s Sunset Strip, and the House of Blues in Anaheim:
“The highly-energized performance demonstrated they have a lot of promise, and the potential for further growth is there already. Any young aspiring singer/songwriters and budding musicians at the show also got a master class, so to speak, in seeing a group (all under 20 years old) that has really got their act together. As far as visual presentation, stage presence and musicianship, Love Past Blue does as well or better than their established contemporaries in the industry who have been performing since way before the band members were born.”
--Harriet Kaplan, TheArtofLA.com, January 18, 2018
“There is so much imagination and energy to be found within a Love Past Blue live show, as those converging upon the tiny yet cozy Genghis Cohen club were about to witness. … Love Past Blue possesses their own vividly unique style that will stun the senses of all types of music fans. Whether it’s the superbly catchy songs or the wonderful performances from each and every band member, there a world of passion and conviction to be found within the Love Past Blue experience.….With three wildly successful shows in the City of Angels under their collective belts and a NAMM appearance to follow, Love Past Blue surely captivated even the most jaded of music critic.”
--Ken Morton, HighwireDaze.com, January 20, 2018
Future plans for the band include a performance on the final Vans Warped Tour, and the release of their second album in Summer of 2018.
Learn more at http://www.lovepastblue.com.
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