Tinkling Queen’s keysInspired by Springsteen’s lyrics and Coldplay’s guitar: The Twin Atlantic’s singer picks the tracks that left their mark on his band’s latest album
Sam McTrusty was watching live on YouTube in 2012 when Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space to Earth. When Baumgartner got back to the control room, McTrusty and eight million other viewers heard a song playing in the background: Free, by Twin Atlantic, in which McTrusty plays rhythm and sings lead.
The Scottish rock quartet came to public attention in 2011, with their second album, also Free, and tours with top-flight bands like Blink-182. With their third album, Great Divide (Get the album here!), a record with 12 storming anthems ranging from heavy rock to heavy-hearted, the band hope to make their major international breakthrough. Here, McTrusty reveals the songs that brought Twin Atlantic together for Great Divide.
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