With the upcoming release of the I Will Trust EP, CENTRE blends genres together to create a sound familiar, but all its own. Laced with addictive progressions, a youthful energy, and plenty of pop punk undertone, the record boasts the aesthetic of alternative rock anthems.
The first single, “Heartbeat" grabs you with it's infectious vintage alt-pop feel, followed by it's explosion into its rock chorus and building arrangement allowing it to breathe as it plays on.
"The song is about not looking towards the past, and I guess that's where the phrase I’m just a heartbeat away comes from. It's sort of signifying moving far from the past, but still being close enough to instantly be reminded of it." explains songwriter Mychael Diehl of the single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding of where CENTRE is coming from, the full EP release is a must hear.
"The whole EP is kind of about letting go, and not being so affected by the things around us. But that's not really easy, especially when it's something that's really close to your heart, but you know it's something that you have to move on from. Some things will always be just a heartbeat away no matter how far we try to get away from them. And I feel like that's where the title of the EP comes into play. Sometimes you just have to Trust things and understand that's just how things have to be. In other words, instead of always looking at the past wondering if you're missing out on something, just Trust in yourself and move forward on your own path." says Diehl of the meaning behind the EP.
CENTRE is indeed the brainchild of songwriter Mychael Diehl. Picking up a guitar at the age of 16, he was heavily influenced by players like Page and Malmsteen. It wasn't long before lessons came into play opening the floodgates to tap into his talent even more.
Playing as a guitarist in a number of bands during his high school years taught him the art of live performance but it wasn't until he was 19 that he began to teach himself to sing and take things to a new level.
By the time Diehl was 22 he had two EP's under his belt and in 2013, he began working on the Dearest Clarice album. The album wasn't complete until 2018 and didn't start really gaining attention until a few years later.
The I Will Trust EP is a testament to where he is at with his sound right now and will be available later this year following the "Heartbeat" single.
To learn more of CENTRE, please visit: https://centre1.bandcamp.com/releases