Preoccupations are tackling some pretty heavy feelings on their much anticipated new album New Material. Depression and self-sabotage permeate the tone and lyricism of New Material, which lead vocalist, songwriter, and bassist Matt Flegel says “is an ode to depression, and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred.”
With virtually nothing written or demoed before the band sat down together, the process was more collaborative than before. It was almost architectural – building some things up, tearing others down to the beams, sitting down and writing songs that worked through themes of creation, destruction, and a complete exploration of dark and intense feelings.
Having released their first single "Espionage" mid-January, Preoccupations has unveiled another spellbinding track and video, "Antidote." It's a rhythmic burner that confronts the notion that even with all the infinite knowledge at our fingertips, us humans forget that we’re all apes and still make all the wrong choices over and over.
Preoccupations will be touring this spring, and is known for their explosive, almost to the point of cathartic, live show, so you're not going to want to miss them.
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