Michael Malarkey drops new single Uncomfortably Numb – Debut LP out Friday

Vampire Diaries actor Michael Malarkey’s (https://www.facebook.com/mkmalarkeyhas just dropped a new single called Uncomfortably Numb, written about the overbearing expectations placed on an artist thrust into the spotlight, it’s pretty fitting to the man behind the music. Listen here

It is about disconnectedness to this society but being forced to participate in it anyway, the contrast in the music and the lyrics reflects the unpredictability of mood swings and depression, the subconscious games we play with ourselves, how we react to that feeling of flight or fight when neither are appropriate, the love/hate relationship with addiction. Whatever crutches people turn to out of desperation or habit when walking through this world becomes tiresome – and the sometimes overbearing expectations placed on the reclusive artist thrust into the spotlight and forced to deal with the unquenchable thirst of the public. All of which magnifies the internal battle of lightness and darkness, the animal vs the man, the reclusive artist vs the public performer. It’s a fight song for the soul. This struggle is one of the main themes of the record. What does it take to be man? Is that even the right question?

Michael is about to release his debut album called Mongrels this September followed but a full set of EU/UK Tour dates booked in.

EU Tour Dates:

23 Oct – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

24 Oct – Norwich, Epic Studios

25 Oct – Manchester, Star & Garter

26 Oct – Liverpool, Studio 2

27 Oct – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

28 Oct – London, Thousand Island

29 Oct – London, Thousand Island

22 Nov – Rome, Ouirinetta

23 Nov – Milan, Salumeria Della Musica

24 Nov – Barcelona, Sala Bikini

26 Nov – Warsaw, Hybrydy

27 Nov – Prague, Roxy

28 Nov – Berlin, Privatclub

29 Nov – Cologne, Luxor

30 Nov – Amsterdam, Melkweg (SOLD OUT)

1 Dec – Hasselt, Cafe Café – (SOLD OUT)

2 Dec – Paris, Point Éphémére


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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