Perth alternative rock band Flowermouth have a new single, after a hiatus of over a year. “Serotonin” is one of the tracks they’ve been working on behind the scenes, and are celebrating their return as a band with gigs, so far including their launch show at Amplifier. “Serotonin” is also our Track Of The Day today.
“Serotonin” has a sound that’s high and light, feeling like summer days. However it’s not high and light by way of subject matter; sharing an unfolding story of the experience they’ve been through with a lover which has left them depleted.
They’re seeking to connect with this person, and are open about their struggle with them. They’re left fumbling through life in the aftermath of the disconnection, as noticed by their family and their mood. They’re not comfortable where they’ve ended up (‘chemically drained’), and seek to be lifted back up, but it seems to be an impossible mission.
“Melancholy keeps on calling out my name”
The beautiful bridge is a standout of the track, feeling like a complete crashing down of barriers, asking for the former lover to feel something for them, and to see that their relationship mattered. As the track builds up toward the last chorus, we get to fall into a impressive and beautiful harmonic vocal section that I definitely didn’t see coming.
“Why doesn’t she feel anything?” is the vibe, and being left in limbo while waiting for her to finally feel something is draining. There’s no feelgood chemicals here.
Check out “Serotonin” via Spotify, and keep up with Flowermouth on Facebook.