Track of the Day: Future Static “Dead End” (2020)

Melbourne outfit Future Static recently unveiled “Dead End“, the second track from forthcoming EP Fatalist. It’s heavy, angry, and exactly what we need right now.

Made up of singer Bri Marsh, guitarists Ryan Qualizza and Jack Smith, bassist Kira Neil and drummer Jackson Trudel, , Future Static formed back in 2016. Since then, they’ve made a powerful name for themsleves on the Melbourne alt rock scene, with slots alongside Belle Haven, Stepson, Terra and Reside among others.

Of the new music, Marsh says:

It’s a bleak look at dark times that we hope encourages people to start conversation. The whole record is heavier than anything we’ve written before. Want, our previous EP, reflected on the breakdown of relationships and the cost of letting go. Fatalist is the breakdown of the relationship with yourself, arguably the most important relationship in life. It’s about the pain that comes from living in your own head.”

“”Dead End” felt like the right song to put out in the world right now. It’s a scary, uncertain place. We want to stand up and say that, especially in confusing times like these, it’s okay to be scared and angry and unsure. You’re not alone.”

Give it a listen below!

Fatalist is due out April 3rd. In the meantime, stay up to date via the Future Static Facebook page.

Jodie Sloan

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