CBDB dropped its first single “Back in Limbo” on Friday, marking the Alabama-based five-piece’s first single release since its third full-length studio album, Out Of Line, in 2018.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus, leaving bands physically unable to perform together to maintain safe “social distancing” guidelines, “Back in Limbo” was recorded in separate, isolated locations. The accompanying music video depicts band members Cy Simonton, Kris Gottlieb, Glenn Dillard, Blake Gallant, and Chris Potocik along with their families, friends, and fans getting through extremely trying times with the touch of a little love, laughter and music.
Fans were able to get involved and make cameo appearances in the music video, crowdsourcing at-home videos to bring the band and fans together virtually for a collaborative fun project. Dan Davis mixed the track alongside Evan Wilber for the song’s production mastering.
The band said of the song,
“Back in Limbo” is a song about the fear that comes with living in uncertainty and the courage it takes to persevere. In a time with so many obstacles in the way of working together, adaptation has become key. Everyone is undergoing change on some level. Businesses are changing policies, teachers are changing the way they teach, and we have changed our process of creating music together and how we get that music to our audience. Adaptation has kept us together, doing what we love and for that, we are grateful.
Listen to “Back in Limbo” by CBDB.
“Back in Limbo” (Official Video)
The timing of the band’s new track comes at a much-needed time to raise the spirits of fans. The band was scheduled to play Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s annual Domefest this weekend alongside Spafford, SunSquabi, TAUK, Aqueous, Magic Beans, lespecial, Litz, and more, but was among one of the many live events canceled due to the global pandemic. To ensure that fans will still get some live music, CBDB is set to perform at Big Friendly Production’s Hunker in the Bunker live stream on its Facebook on Saturday, May 23rd at 9 p.m. ET for its first full band set since the quarantine. The band is also having a quarantine merch sale, with everything 15% off for fans at this time on its website.
“Back in Limbo” is now available for streaming on all major music platforms and below.