Sometimes we are warriors, conquering the world battle by battle and asking for more; sometimes, we just need to know we’re going to be okay. “Who cares what the oddsmakers say? I’ll take our chances any day,” sing Independent Music Award-winning The Alternate Routes in their newest single, “Safe Haven,” a powerful track that somehow accomplishes being an anthemic rallying cry and a warm, comforting hug all at once.
“‘Safe Haven’ is definitely a love song, but one that uses real life as its backdrop. Sitting down with someone you love and trying to convince them, and yourself, to keep pushing forward, to f ace your fears and stay strong is a sentiment that I hope many people can relate to. To me, it is a song about partners,” says guitarist Eric Donnelly of the new tune. Give it a spin: