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TULSA, Okla. – “Riverside Rebellion” released their new single, “Broken Lines” on June 25.

The band’s lead guitarist and co-vocalist, Gregg Shipman wrote the song.

“Broken Lines”

Lines on my face and my hands

lines on my pillow

Lines that will take me far

Lines on my face

Lines on the bottle

Yeah the bottle, make me crawl to you

Broken lines make me crawl to you

“It’s the musical embodiment of a struggle. Most of us somehow know something or someone we love and know they are bad for us, but we keep going back to them anyway for some reason, addiction , love, weakness, selfishness, hope for redemption or just giving up trying to change,” Shipman said. “It’s a bit melancholic – sweet, bittersweet and seductive, but lyrically it’s an expression of regret and submission to a journey without a destination.”

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Shipman says the song evolved after it was written and the band members thought it was done.

“One night we added an impromptu instrumental breakdown at the end of the song that really transformed it from a radio-length blues-rock song into a more organic, improvisational piece that’s never played exactly twice the same way. It was absolutely a result of everyone’s contribution and the chemistry of the band as a whole,” Shipman said.

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On June 29, Shipman posted on Facebook that her father had passed away suddenly.

“I loved my dad very much and will miss him terribly. I received a lot from him – including the love of being an artist and a musician, but most of all the man I loved and loved. “I will miss you. I’m grateful that we had the kind of relationship where we hugged and said I love you often,” Shipman said. “There’s really nothing he loved more than singing, playing the piano and entertaining a crowd, and he was the best at it. A real Tulsa Sound guy, he knew and played with all the big names of the 60s and 70s.

Riverside Rebellion hosted a launch party for “Broken Lines” on July 1 at Neff Brewing from 7-9 p.m. The performance was dedicated to Shipman’s father.