A blistering new single from New Saviors brings a heavy-handed alternative edge and takes it to anthemic levels with elements of hardcore, grunge, and more.
"My Demise" is an instant classic in the way of alt-rock bangers and puts out such a killer energy and character its almost intimidating.
The track features gorgeous melodic and passionately performed vocals mixed with screaming and includes heavier breakdowns and burst into massive and vast choruses and it all makes you want to sing along with your fists in the air.
There isn't much about this track that isn't addicting as all hell. Guitars are fun as ever, drumming is crushing, vocals are perfect for the song on all levels, and the whole thing just gets this near perfect balance of genres all rolled into one single.
The release creates an atmosphere all its own after just a few seconds and you can feel the way the band feeds off of each other's energies throughout the songs course.
This track was gracefully performed in its own way. It was dynamic and powerful, huge and rageful but also soothing in a sense.
Obviously, this isn't the band's first rodeo.
With the release of such a great song, we wanted to have a chat with the band about where this all came from and what may be next for them.
Here's what went down.
Buzz Slayers: Okay so let's start with "My Demise". This track has a great alternative edge to it as it got heavy but also anthemic and melodic as well! Where did this track come from?
The song is about living in a state of constant conflict with yourself, and the tension it causes inside. It also expresses fear of the unknown in that choices that we make can have unpredictable outcomes that are out of our control. In writing the lyrics, I explored the emotions behind the loss of control and unavoidable vulnerability.
Buzz Slayers: I'm hearing several styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Our influences rage from 90's grunge to current post hardcore artists. We all grew up in a time when music was quickly evolving and so many of the bands we listened to as kids transformed and integrated multiple styles into their music as time they grew. It seemingly set the stage for young bands to have the courage to experiment with sound and genre.
Buzz Slayers: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you guys fall in love with making music?
Music has been something very important to all of us, and a big part of our lives, from as far back as we can remember. There's nothing like the rush of a stage performance, and you just don't find that anywhere else.
Buzz Slayers: What's next for you as a band?
We have really big plans involving a few short tours this year, and we want to get more creative with our releases and let go of any fear that is holding us back and stopping us from reaching our potential.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you guys to write a song?
Our songs come from a place of emotionally driven expression. If you want to know what the inside of my head looks like, listen to my lyrics. Writing has been a great outlet for me all my life and writing music is no exception.
Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
We are all creative people and find other ways to have fun in day to day life, whether its other art forms, fixing things, tinkering, or just getting lost in a book or our favorite shows.
Buzz Slayers: Who are you all listening to right now?
We pay close attention to trending sounds and aesthetics to see what people are looking for. We like to browse popular playlists and catch new releases as they drop to gauge their response. It helps us figure out our next moves.
Buzz Slayers: Are you putting any thought into live performances?
We are always thinking about ways to better deliver our messages and connect with our audience and fans in every setting, whether its live or just on social media. That relationship is cornerstone to success. Their support cannot be overstated, and we make our best efforts to let them know that.
Buzz Slayers: This track seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming bands out there?
My best piece of advice would be "quality over quantity" Why have 100 pennies when you could have a dollar? These days the market is flooded with content coming from everywhere, and in order to stand out above the rest, you have to produce the same quality as the big names. Basically, putting all your eggs in one basket and creating the single best track you can make will get you a lot further than releasing numerous, less inspired songs. Also, the most crucial part of being in a band is teamwork. Support each other, learn to compromise, and you'll not increase your chances of success, but build yourself a family in the process.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
If you were all standing in front of me right now, I'd tell you all that I am here for you and I hear you. With everything that's going on in the world right now we know it's hard to stay positive. But do what you have to do to survive every day and I promise we will all get through it together.