It’s good news today for Melbourne’s Drown This City! The post-hardcore five piece have signed to UNFD, and announced that they have an EP on the way; Alpha // Survivor, which releases on 5th July. They’re marking the occasion with the release of lead single “In Your Image”.
With both the EP’s artwork and the first single, Drown This City seem to be exploring duality, and the challenge AND potential in that, for each of us. In vocalist Alex Reade’s words “You can be the most powerful creator in one moment, and the weakest broken soul in the next, it’s just a choice, and the battle is only ever within yourself and with your thoughts”.
Excitingly elaborating on how the theme will land in Alpha // Survivor, Alex adds “All of these songs are about that message and how they relate in love and life and an ongoing quest for self-discovery and empowerment. Don’t be afraid of your own power, your own ability to heal and be strong and be above everyone else. Even if it’s lonely up there – it’s where you belong.”
The duality shows up sonically in “In Your Image”, where gritty roars for attention call through instrumental layers of intricacy. Thumping tension lays plain the fact there’s a conflict at hand, likely to be going on within the self. Momentarily through the track, clarity of sound, voice, and mind shine through, urging to “take this crown as it crumbles” and rise into one’s potential.
Drown This City are Alex Reade (vocals), Matthew Bean (vocals/bass), Josh Renjen (guitar), Laurence Appleby (guitar), and Anthony Pallas (drums). Alpha // Survivor can be pre-ordered now at https://unfd.lnk.to/AlphaSurvivor and “In Your Image” is available at your favourite streaming places.
Alpha // Survivor Tracklisting:
- “Don’t Forget To”
- “Stay Broken”
- “In Your Image”
- “Love Makes Cowards Of Us All”