Basement Revolver: Have I Been Deceived

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  • 18.10.19


In all respects mellow and bringing forth the band's subtle enticement with traditional Americana, Have I Been Deceived, is the heartfelt, latest single by Canadian dreampop act, Basement Revolver, off their new EP, Wax and Digital, just out via Sonic Unyon Records.

The song takes an introspective look back at guitarist/vocalist Chrisy Hurn's religious upbringing, and the experiences she's had growing up as a devoted Christian.

In her own words: "Think about Have I Been Deceived as an open letter to God. This past year, I have been feeling like I was brainwashed. I was taught to think in a particular manner, taught to love in a specific way, taught to think about my body and sexuality in a specific (ahem oppressive) way, and quite honestly at the time, I ate that shit up. I was the girl in highschool trying to convert all my friends, telling everyone to stay abstinent, listening to every Christian band that sounded almost as good as the real thing. That was my entire identity. Throughout my twenties, this identity fell apart.

"I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with who I was, so much that being around any type of Christian culture, makes me feel nauseous, or worse. 

"I want to let that go, I want to think clearly about faith, but I am afraid that I am not able to. I am afraid that I was gaslighted into loving something that is wrong or an ugly version of something that could be good. I don’t know who I am without my past. I don’t know who I am moving forward. I wish I had a more clear answer but I don’t; I am just here."

The song comes with a fantastic stop-motion animated video courtesy of See You On The Moon.





Video Directed & Edited by Andy Friesen



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