From the introduction, “HELLUPUTMETHRU” stretches through static and presents itself to be heard in its rawness.
Fourth on Sworn In‘s All Smiles album, “HELLUPUTMETHRU” crashes down with a thud from the first verse; chaotic and fiery, heightened with a strong desire to be understood.
The protagonist of the song is buried within that static, much like we heard at the introduction, and under a veil of depression or disconnect.
“I can’t stand the static sound
That always follows me around
I won’t hear what you said
Let alone the thoughts in my head”
Things get heavier and more confrontational, leading to head-to-head snarling aggression. The static seems to rear up and take on a life of its own, as though they’re then fighting a part that existed within themselves. The chorus and the clean vocals seem to be the only time things feel free, with the hatred focused toward another instead.
“HELLUPUTMETHRU” is one of the many mind-bending tracks from All Smiles, and I cannot wait to hear this and others in the flesh when Sworn In tour Australia with Northlane (details below).