Figures / Anger abounds in new release ‘Someone Uninvited’
Aussie Metal band Figures will tomorrow release ‘Someone Uninvited’, their second single from their debut full length ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’. But you can watch the track a day early – see below!
Having previously released two EPs, ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ is the first chance to hear the band in its heavy, angry, full prog glory and they attack the themes of dehumanisation, isolation and oppression, all through the idea of mass media influence and manipulation, with a great gusto.
Discussing the single with MetalTalk, vocalist Mark Tronson tells us: “Someone Uninvited was a much pulsier and punky song than we had ever written prior, but it was instantly a favourite to both the band and those closest to us, which is why we wanted it to be a single.
“The message in the lyrics – that of standing up to oppression and dehumanisation – are unfortunately always relevant, even more so in 2020. For the video, we felt that the lyrics spoke for themselves and, rather than taking a narrative route, went for something that visually captures the overall sonic vibe of the record.
“Conceptually the record was meant to sound glitchy, static, frantic and very high energy, so that ended up being the basis for the ‘Someone Uninvited’ video, so all those elements are present and people can really get a feel for the full record. We also went for a loose ‘lyric video’ feel, as we decided that we wanted to encourage people to start singing along to our music!”
This single is available to download and stream from tomorrow, with the full album set for release 17 July.
1. Failure to React
3. Someone Uninvited
4. Underpaid Machinery
5. Another Injustice
6. Inside You’re Alone
7. Force Feeding
8. Matrix Love
9. The Circle Bends
Mark Tronson – Vocals
Paul Callow – Guitar
Josh Gibson – Guitar
Jen Fletcher – Bass
Adam Zaffarese – Drums