Vermont – Lonely Mind (Track Of The Day, 13th November)

Freshly formed Melbourne alternative rockers Vermont have our Track Of The Day today with their debut track “Lonely Mind”. If this beauty of a track is what the new four piece have to offer, we might want to pay attention.

Vermont are Joshua Swanwick (vocals), Jono Hnatejko (guitar), Ryan Hyde (bass) and Curtly Lyon (drums). The band had Belle Haven‘s Christopher Vernon lend his talents to the track, in writing, producing, engineering, mixing and mastering.

“Lonely Mind” had me hooked from first listen with its simple yet intriguing bass intro, warm vocals and very real lyrics. The track truly captures a sense of mental monotony in the verses, driving someone to the point of skin-clawing escapism, as expressed in the pre-chorus and chorus.

“Take me away from everything that causes suffering and fear”

The desire to feel something else, other than the void that has been left by another, hits a sky high peak at the bridge. They desperately want to feel something beautiful and mind-blowing (“Like the time we fucked to Citizen in the back seat of my Skyline in the rain”), either that or feel nothing at all (“I should have crashed the car cause then I wouldn’t feel at all”), just let them feel something else aside from the soul-sapping nothingness that the person’s absence has left.

Really looking forward to hearing more from Vermont! Follow the band on Facebook HERE to keep up with what they’re up to. In the meantime, here’s “Lonely Mind”.


Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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