Californian hardcore punks Rotting Out have just unveiled ‘Stones’, a brand new track that’s taken from their forthcoming full-length record, ‘Ronin’.
Vocalist Walter Delgado has shared what the song is about.
“‘Stones’ is a very aggressive and angry song. I started going to shows at a very young age, and in the place where I’m from, there’s a very ghetto and violent atmosphere. In the projects of Los Angeles, there’s a lot of gang activity, drug use, prostitution, violence, domestic abuse, and child abuse. This is what I was surrounded by. When I got into hardcore, it was cool because it didn’t involve all of that or glorify it.
Then, there was a point where I started to notice that certain bands or certain people in the hardcore scene adopted the style of being from the ghetto. They started glorifying the grim and the dirt — just negative things that shouldn’t be glorified, to begin with from ghettos when these people were not from there. This isn’t pretty and it’s not meant to be put on a pedestal. It’s just a matter of the situation, and people are born into this situation unwillingly. It’s a big fuck you to everyone who tried to adopt this ‘cool swag ghetto child’ vibe when they themselves are from suburbia.”
You can stream and give ‘Stones’ a listen below.
The band’s third studio album, ‘Ronin’, will be released on April 10th 2020 through Pure Noise Records.