New York indie cult band We Are Scientists return with a huge new single, ‘Fault Lines’ today. Stream here… http://100percent.it/FaultLines
Following on from the lockdown smash ‘I Cut My Own Hair’, today’s new offering also taps into a very current state of affairs. Sonically, ‘Fault Lines’ sounds like a soundtrack fit for a Marvel comic book superhero, stepping over giant cracks in the earth with a badass swagger, whilst the lyrics allude to increasingly polarised views and deepening divisions within society.
Singer and guitarist Keith Murray explains… “Look, I’m generally reluctant to get into song meanings and lyrical analysis, under the best of circumstances. With a song like Fault Lines, I’m even less inclined to dive into that sort of thing than usual. If someone wants to read about (or, hell, see direct evidence of) partisan divides, subjective realities, intractable convictions, and perpetually-recalibrated contextual frameworks, they can just check their social feeds at any given moment. At least Fault Lines pairs those ideas with sick guitar riffs, extravagant falsetto vocals, and a bonkers, flange-soaked drum fill. That’s why music is better than social media…”
Taking a moment to illustrate the point, Murray entertains a significant, yet necessary, tangent… “You know what I’ve found that people DO enjoy reading about online? Life-hacks. So, here’s one: did you know that bananas have these weird tripartite fault lines that allow you to split the fruit up lateral seams into three roughly-equal spears? Well, if you didn’t, you’ll never eat bananas the same way, now that you’ve been introduced to the WE ARE SCIENTISTS FAULT LINES BANANA LIFE HACK.“
Unexpectedly honing in on the very essence of their new single ‘Fault Lines’, Keith concludes… “I mean, you probably will still eat bananas the same way. I learned about this dumb banana-fault-lines thing on, like, Buzzfeed or someplace, years ago, and I still eat my bananas the same way I have my entire life: like I’m biting into a hand-held, edible microphone. So, actually, this is a good example of the sort of human tendency toward stubbornness and immunity to the influence of reason that I’m mulling over in the song Fault Lines. Huh. Look at that; this dumb banana tangent paid off!”
An immediately addictive track, packed with all the hallmarks of a We Are Scientists classic, the timely arrival of ‘Fault Lines’ is here to see us safely through lockdown 2.0.