From Brisbane, Australia, Awaken
deliver atmospheric, emotional, soaring rock that transcends yet brings
together so many musical genres. Infectious and embraceable for a wide array of
music lovers. Will appeal to fans of…Pvris, Slaves, Sleeping With Sirens, etc.
Their new EP The Beauty in Tragedy is inspired of the sudden and tragic death of band member Connor Verner-Oakley who's life was cut short by the hands of a reckless driver. On the EP’s title, McKenzie adds, “Through all of the pain, our goal was to take a completely tragic situation and make something beautiful from it, inspiring the album name The Beauty In Tragedy. Recording this was a chance to be sad, angry, confused and try to find a way to come to terms with the grief the best we can through music.” The EP includes songs like "Stages of Grief" and "By Your Side".
Featured on the Netflix Japan reality TV series Terrace House: Opening New Doors, Terrace House: Tokyo, and Live with Kelly and Ryan (ABC).