NEW SINGLE 'DESTRUCTIVE SUMMER'
Melbourne's emo-rock quartet Bitter Lakes have shared their first single/clip 'Destructive Summer' from their debut untitled EP, set to drop on Friday November 6th.
'Destructive Summer' is a moving and honest first offering, expressing the relatable tidal-wave of mixed emotions of ending significant relationships, romanticising the past and turning a new leaf on life.
The track opens with a beautifully-toned clean guitar progression, soon complimented with a soft rhythm section as the story begins to unfold. The dynamic shift into a powerful instrumental section is met, building the intensity along with the lyrics.
When the song elevates, the high-level of production becomes evidently clear. Crisp tones and a great balance between instruments gives the sense that you could be listening this band live, through the clarity of big fuck-off speakers (remember live music?).
What's cool about this song is that if you stripped it all back to just vocals and guitar, it would still be a strong and emotionally-charged song. It's very vocally driven and seems to follow in it's own unique structure. The fact being that all the instrumental tones are just as encapsulating, that emotion is lifted tenfold.
Definitely a band and an EP to look forward to for emo-dwellers everywhere. Be sure to follow the band's socials for updates.
Video by Nick Manuell
Photo by Joel Adams