"'19' came from the restlessness 2020 has fought us with"
We are delighted to present '19', the brand new track from Cemetery Sun.
Dark, indulgent and drenched in gorgeously glitchy atmosphere, the track is a response to the current shape of the world and how the band are dealing with it. From the bated breaths that bookend the track to the fevered screams that inhabit the background throughout, it's a very raw and very relatable glimpse into the hardship that comes with creating art when everything around you feels so numb.
We caught up with the band and asked them where exactly this song started life...
"'19' came from the restlessness 2020 has fought us with. Our music has been rather consistent throughout the year in terms of how we like to arrange our songs. The sound can be seen as a growth and in perhaps a bit more cohesive than we’ve sounded before. This track is special because it allowed the vocals to cross genres more than we have in our past and that bleed will now be considered normal when you hear other songs we continue to release.
"Personally and in short, the song has a stubborn attitude towards where we were during quarantine (especially in the beginning). Musically, we wanted the same attitude. The kind of music that when you turn it on, it just feels “good” or “cool” to listen to. You don’t question it."
We also asked them what their ambitions are as we head towards 2021 and what they feel 2020 has represented for them, even in these unusual times...
"Our ambitions as a band have not changed one bit. In 2021 we are going to get back out there and do what we do best; connecting with people through our records in a live setting all the while building a uplifting culture and lifestyle in the process. However, that’s not to say we haven’t already started that with some of our releases this year, both the brand and the music. This year taught us unity beyond our former parameters of what we thought that was of our band and of our friendships. 2020 is all about persistence and patience."
Check it out, alongside the claustraphobic video, below:
The track is the latest in a string of singles the band have released this year.
They are 'Supernatural':
And for a bit of fun, here's their cover of Blur's 'Song 2':