Graham The Empire is a three-piece alt rock band centered around classically-trained pianist and guitarist Graham Zebrasky. Completing the band are bassist Harry Gagnon and drummer Richard Crowe, who recently joined ahead of the band's fall debut release.
In a recent press release, the trio's music is described as a "light of hope held out against long-forgotten woes; an exploration of body and mind, layering upbeat danceable vibes to a piercing, raw intensity."
Produced by renowned producer Mark Needham, whose hand-work has been featured on albums by The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Fleetwood Mac, the band's upcoming debut EP Rise shows the Indianapolis trio experimenting with songwriting and a variety of musical sounds, as exemplified on their newest single "Save Me."
Zebrasky explains that the song was "inspired by growing up in the church and seeing some seriously messed up things go down. 'Go on and save me'–it might as well be a taunt."
With a legendary musical support system behind them and a knack for writing and crafting multi-dimensional songs, Graham the Empire are on their way to all good things. Rise is due out Sept. 29; take a listen to "Save Me" below.