Nottingham’s The Five Hundred have released a new single called ‘Black Dogs’, which the band say is a song about isolation and the plague of mental health.
Vocalist John Woods-Eley speaks further on its message, and of the personal mental torment that inspired him to write it.
“When you are suffering from mental health issues, you feel completely alone in your head, standing on the edge, descending into darkness. No one can jump inside you and help you fight your demons. You’re just on your own. We live on a beautiful planet, but an ugly world, surrounded by breath-taking beauty, but all we want to do is set it on fire… that depresses, terrifies and angers me in equal measures. Look around us at what we have created. Plagues, floods, and fires. You can’t make this shit up, it’s fucking biblical!”
You can give ‘Black Dogs’ a listen and watch its accompanying video below.
The band are expected to release a yet-to-be-announced album in October, with more details to follow in the coming weeks.