Off the back of their recent appearance at Knight & Day Festival, Newcastle’s king of alt/punk Trophy Eyes are back with a thumping new single. ‘Nobody Said’ continues to build on the band’s recent transition into anthemic stadium rock after dropping ’27 Club’ and ‘Bittersweet’ late last year. Their newest release sees vocalist John Floreani portray some deep emotions as he inwardly reflects on a dark period of his life:
“’Nobody Said’ is an inward self-reflection at the height of my substance abuse and self destruction. In pure desperation and genuine fear of being sober, I found myself, for weeks at a time, floating between friends and strangers doing everything in my power to stay numb. Eventually, when the drugs stopped working and friends stopped answering their phones, I was alone; behind me a path of destruction. I remember an overwhelming feeling of truth that came to me in an image of the scared and confused little boy I’d refused to mature from, and the falsified hopes and dreams instilled in me by my mother. My future was supposed to be bright, but this was anything but.”
Amidst the dark, and almost-triggering meaning though, the song paints a hopeful picture of the pain Floreani experienced and instrumentally sees the Newcastle rock act at the height of their game. With already three singles already under the belt, a brand new album this year from the boys is imminent.
Words by Tamara May @citylightstam
Listen to ‘Nobody Said’ here
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