A Soon to be infamous And anthemic chorus set to inspire anyone who’s having a difficult time in their lives, London’s own COUNTERFEIT hit the ground running on our shores, and memorably so, with their unifying protest song “It Gets Better”!
“It Gets Better” is a deeply personal song and its message cuts right to the heart of who we are. Our goal is to bring people together, to dismantle the barriers that divide us as a species and to make a change in the world. We are in a time of need. We need to come together and to learn to love again. Learn to listen again. Learn to talk again. Learn to feel again. Learn to let go and let in. It’s a small start but if we try, I do believe that we can start to change things because I myself have learnt that with these small steps it does indeed get better.”- Jamie Campbell Bower & COUNTERFEIT.
Delivered with relentless urgency, raw power-pop bombast, massive melodies, and grand ambition collide in COUNTERFEIT, a band with a moniker that cleverly subverts their remarkably pure authenticity. There is nothing fake about this transcendent powerhouse of passion and sweat. COUNTERFEIT combine visceral risk-taking groove with a sizeable theatricality, brilliantly stomping through punchy rhythms with grace.
Overflowing with a wit and wonder drawn from a deep well of yearning for genuine connection, the upstart quintet builds community from the bitter ashes of solitude. This band transforms dissatisfaction, depression, and anxiety into empowering new anthems. COUNTERFEIT is equal parts emotional exorcism and optimistic celebration.
Having just wrapped a run of North American dates, “It Gets Better” is COUNTERFEIT‘s first song to be released since 2017’s critically acclaimed debut “Together We Are Stronger” (“Best Live Band”—AIM Awards, “Best British Newcomers”—KERRANG! Awards), and it will appear on the follow-up album to be arriving in 2020. They’re only Just Getting Started!