St. Albans outfit Trash Boat have just released a new track called ‘Synthetic Sympathy’, their first offering of new material since last year’s sophomore LP, ‘Crown Shyness’.
This is what frontman Tobi Duncan had to say about the song.
“When you’re experiencing problems in life that are long term or permanent, it often alters the way in which your friends and family interact with you. Such a prominent thing can become the first port of call for conversation or serve as a platform for people to offer sympathy, as this is really the only thing available.
I’m not saying this is bad. I’m fortunate enough to have people I know that love me and know I love them. I think being honest and discussing these things are important. People need support. This song is just a source for me to vent about the looming dread of life, perpetuated by a never ending chain of equally inconsequential conversations, that after so much time and repetition, only serve to remind me that it exists until it doesn’t feel real anymore.”
You can stream and give ‘Synthetic Sympathy’ a listen below.
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain whether or not the track will remain as a stand alone single, or if it’ll feature on a forthcoming EP or full-length album.
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