Melbourne’s Drown This City have been laying low like many of us throughout 2020, and now we’re finally getting a taste of just what these heavy upcomers have been brewing since their 2019 EP, Alpha // Survivor. The band’s brand new single ‘New Burn Order’ welcomes bassist Toby Thomas stepping up to the unclean vocals alongside vocalist Alex Reade’s beautiful yet haunting cleans throughout.
The track sees Reade hone in on her past and accept former pain as a way to walk into a new sense of belonging and freedom. Alex shares:
“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.”
‘New Burn Order’ marks a massive step up for the band, and we kinda can’t wait for what else they’ve got up their sleeves this year!