Having only been a band for the better part of a year and a half, …
Mosh shorts at the ready! Melbourne’s Drown This City has unleashed their latest single, New Burn Order.
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It’s the first taste of music from the band this year, and comes alongside the announcement of Toby Thomas as the band’s new bassist and vocalist.
In a statement, frontwoman Alex Reade explained the track was about the rejection and detachment she experienced in her family at a young age.
“There’s a line that says ‘You said you were ashamed to share my DNA, I’m sorry to tell you we are counterparts – mirror image, blurred view’… I want to tell them we are cut from the same cloth, my destruction is their destruction, my shame is their shame. They don’t have what it takes to survive this and I’m going to show them I do. While you are not responsible for what happens to you, but you are for how you react. True freedom is acceptance that all our feelings, hurts, pains, vices, they belong to us now and we must battle them alone – carry them with pride – I’m not burning to be annihilated but to be cleansed and set free,” she says.
Drown This City both signed to UNFD in 2019 and released their second EP Alpha // Survivor. They will play the Melbourne leg of Full Tilt Festival this July, alongside Northlane, Hands Like Houses, Thy Art Is Murder, Luca Brasi, Slowly Slowly, Make Them Suffer and more.
Stream New Burn Order now.