Australian metalcore giants Northlane have a just released a brand new song, titled ‘Vultures’, which acts as the band’s first cut of new material since last year’s ‘Mesmer’ LP.
The track displays Northlane at some of their darkest and heaviest, and at the time of writing it’s unsure whether this will remain as a one-off single or is a sneak peek into what will be their fifth album.
The band’s frontman Marcus Bridge expanded on the meaning and message behind the song.
“The main message is not having to live up to someone’s expectations or live within someone’s idea of what you should be. It stems from a built-up number of things over the last few years that comes with people expecting what we are supposed to sound like as a band since I’ve come on board. A lot of that stuff that has given us this feeling to want to talk about it. It’s important to be true to yourself and not let anyone mould you in a way that isn’t the way you want to be.
Just being able to talk about this subject at a point in time now where I see Northlane as being our band now, I don’t feel like the new guy anymore. It feels like we are finally doing us and it’s all feeling a lot more natural.”
You can stream and check out ‘Vultures’ below.
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