Later this month, exciting Aussie newcomers Future Static will release their debut album – ‘Liminality’. To give us a sneak peek of what to expect, the Melbourne metal quintet have shared a new track titled ‘Chemical Lobotomy’.
It showcases Amariah Cook’s rich vocals against a raging metal backdrop with bassist Kira Neil adding to the track’s harmonies. The lyrical aspect of ‘Chemical Lobotomy’ sees Amariah explore her experience of relying on substances during the pandemic.
“It’s no mystery that this song is about getting a little too excited with substances during lockdown. It was a boring time and, apart from writing music, there really wasn’t much else to do,” the Future Static vocalist explained. “I had a massive bout of inspiration and decided to start writing the vocals to the instrumental (written by Ryan) when I was suffering from a massive hangover. I got up out of bed and decided to write about my lack of control in the hopes it would help me understand why I was putting myself through this and how to get out of it. As the song developed, I realised that if I just sang the chorus a third time at the end, it would allude to nothing changing, whereas I wanted to write something ending on the positive side of these experiences: the connection with my friends and how we were all in this situation together.”
‘Chemical Lobotomy’ is the latest in a series of singles lifted from ‘Liminality’. Tracks such as ‘Venenosa,‘ Roach Queen,’ ‘Waves,’ and ‘The Hourglass‘ fuse pop sensibilities with elements of metalcore, progressive metal, and alternative rock, making Future Static an exciting prospect going into 2024. They will be coming to the UK next July for the Radar Festival.
‘Liminality’ is released on 24th November via Wild Thing Records .