'Vultures' addresses fan expectation of the band and frontman Marcus Bridge.
Australian metalcore outfit Northlane are confronting fan expectation in their brand new, blistering single 'Vultures'.
Confronting those who’ve tried to contain Northlane over the years, 'Vultures' showcases the band at their heaviest. Northlane frontman Marcus Bridge has been on the receiving end of enourmous expectation and criticism ever since he stepped up to the microphone in 2014, and now he’s had enough.
Speaking on the meaning and importance of 'Vultures', Marcus has said“The main message is not having to live up to someone’s expectations or live within someone’s idea of what you should be. It stems from a built-up number of things over the last few years that comes with people expecting what we are supposed to sound like as a band since I’ve come on board. A lot of that stuff that has given us this feeling to want to talk about it. It’s important to be true to yourself and not let anyone mould you in a way that isn’t the way you want to be.
“Just being able to talk about this subject at a point in time where I see Northlane as being our band now, I don’t feel like the new guy anymore. It feels like we are finally doing us and it’s all feeling a lot more natural.”