Published May 21, 2015Institute singer Moses Brown had previously revealed that the lyrics on the band's upcoming Catharsis are focused on "my faults, my insecurities, my existence, my relationships, my childhood." The downer perspective appears to be central to the latest punky preview, a song called "Cheerlessness."
The track feels as if it were modeled in the image of the Fall or Warsaw-era Joy Division, with a mean bass hook, lean guitar lines and a steady thud of drums gelling into a powerful post punk arrangement. Dialing into his distress, Brown offers morose, baritone lines about "an empty home, an empty bed" before fully unraveling into a series of anguished cries.
It's a bit damaged, but you can check the forlorn force of "Cheerlessness" down below. Sacred Bones slips the rest of Catharsis in to stores June 9.