Ontario, Canada's Basement Revolver is the indie rock outfit behind "Words," an existential and engrossing tune. This marks the trio's second single off their upcoming debut EP, out July 15.
On a very basic level, "Words" was inspired by excessive amounts of writing. As a blogger, I can totally relate to that.
It attempts to communicate how a powerful force (such as language) or important goal can be rendered inert, and how it's difficult coming to terms with the demise of something that once defined us. As the artist puts it, it teaches us that "there is so much more to life than the plans and the empires that we build for ourselves."
The simplicity of the lyrics and repetition in the chorus aims to highlight this, lulling the listener into a state of semantic satiation. Vocalist Chrissy Hurn's gentle voice floats above thrashing metallic cymbals and lo-fi guitars, creating a laid-back and pensive atmosphere.