Boat Race Weekend by Alicia Hauff

Today we’re premiering Boat Race Weekend’s new song, “Small Spaces,” from their upcoming release, Near & Dear, out June 8.

The three-piece resides in Spokane, WA and together they mix a combination of rock and emo with influences from other alternative sub-genres to create some truly breathtaking pieces of music. “Small Spaces” features warm guitar and vocals in the beginning, and as the track continues, it builds with emotional intensity until the end when everything softens again. Bassist Collin Price wrote the lyrics for this song. When talking about the meaning behind it, he said:

“‘Small Spaces’ ended up being dark throughout with a thin but bright glimmer of hope around the edge. It was written from a place of despair, both personally and communally. The first verse is about being trapped in self-inflicted small spaces, and the second verse is about rejecting help from the one who knows what we need most to free ourselves. The end of the song affirms that we can be set free – individually and as a community – if we allow ourselves to be set free by another. In essence, small spaces is a redemption song that spends a lot of time on the feelings that rise when somebody is in need of redemption.”

Listen to “Small Spaces”:

Near & Dear will be released on June 8.


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Written by Cassie Wilson
Cassie Wilson is the founder of Sick Snaps, and an avid writer. Her favorite artists are constantly changing, but typically include: A Will Away, Knuckle Puck, The Maine, Homesafe, Glacier Veins, Lorde, and Julien Baker. Aside from Sick Snaps, Cassie is also the founder of Half Access, an organization advocating for increased accessibility at concert venues.