NEWS: Make Them Suffer drop new song, ‘Contraband’, featuring Courtney LaPlante!

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Australia’s Make Them Suffer have dropped a new song called ‘Contraband’, which features a guest appearance from Spiritbox vocalist, Courtney LaPlante.

It marks the first release from the band to have a guest feature, and also their first offering since their 2020 full-length album, ‘How To Survive A Funeral’.

Vocalist Sean Harmanis had this to say about it.

“‘Contraband’ came together centered around one of the riffs in the song that we’d aptly named the ‘floppy fingers’ riff. We’d actually had this [riff] in the bank since way back in 2016. As the song came together, we decided that it was a great opportunity to include Make Them Suffer’s first-ever guest feature, and we couldn’t have picked anyone better than Courtney! She was a joy to work with and showed such a great enthusiasm toward the song and her parts.

Lyrically, the song is about everything and nothing at the same time. It’s about relationships with friends and family. But it’s also a low-key political song, as well as an expression of the frustrations surrounding COVID and its impact on our lives, particularly as members of the music community.”

You can check out ‘Contraband’ below.