New Hampshire’s Promise Game have released their emotive new single 'Connecticut' today, reflecting on the struggles a touring band faces on the road.
'Connecticut', the 13th track recorded by Promise Game since forming in 2020, depicts the band's first-hand experience while on tour in May 2022. Day two of a three-day weekender with Driveways, Goalkeeper and Cheer Up Dusty had the band driving from Clementon, NJ after a sold-out night one. Cruising North with a ton of momentum, then the van hit Connecticut. What should have been a four-hour drive quickly turned into an ETA twice as long. That alone could ruin any trip to the next tour stop, but it's much worse when you're the venue's point person and you have no idea if you'll even make it the show based on the crazy traffic you're sitting in - with no end in sight.
'To make everything worse, phone rings and we are told the VRBO we booked for 10+ people was never actually available - we had nowhere to stay, and it just happened to be Yale's graduation day. Only option was an expensive hotel room that we knew wasn't really going to work out. At this point, the day is a total disaster.
However, once the van doors flung open at The Beeracks on Bradley St. in East Haven, we heard our buds Driveways running soundcheck and we were greeted with nothing but huge hugs and smiles from people who were ready to help flip the script and start the good vibes. That night turned out to be one of the best shows Promise Game has ever played, a night that'll never be forgotten and will forever live on through our current live set fan favorite 'Connecticut''.
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