Melbourne post-hardcore band Drown This City use physics to describe a conflict in their new track and video “Third Law”. “Third Law” is the first new music from the band since “Bend/Break” released in May last year. It’s also the first release as a four piece, since the departure of bassist Michael Furolo in late 2017.
The collective of Alex Reade, Anthony Pallas, Laurence Appleby, and Matt Bean go hard in “Third Law”. The track serves as an open letter of justification; where the actions of one were the cause of the reaction in the other. Literally citing Newton’s third law of motion in this targeted fury, sharp vocals and rhythmic complexity heavily unravel in explanation.
Empathy reveals her understanding heart in the fluid and expansive choruses, but the truth persists regardless:
“For every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction.”
In shadows and adorned by snakes and skulls, the music video paints a powerful and dark picture of revenge and a multi-faceted stance of silence and defense. The vocals and presence of Alex Reade are a standout in “Third Law”, seemingly easily expressing a full spectrum of emotion from hate through to compassionate acceptance.
To celebrate the release, Drown this City have announced two shows (Friday June 1st Workers Club in Melbourne and Saturday June 2nd Chippendale Hotel in Sydney). With tickets available from Oztix and drownthiscity.com.
Watch “Third Law” below. You can also find the track on our Spotify playlist: The Depth List: 2018.