Preoccupations continue to ramp up the release of their new album, New Material, with the release of penetrating single "Antidote."
This one feels like it's straight out of '80s Manchester, with the pummeling and systematic drumming; very Joy Division-like. While I often mention Joy Division when discussing Preoccupations, don't let the comparison take away from the originality of the band. "Antidote" begins as a slinky rock-meets-synth belter that evolves into what I believe HAL 9000 would sound like if it made music. Discussing the track vocalist and bassist Matt Flegel said:
Antidote is about humans forgetting that we’re apes, it’s about trying to make sense out of something that we’d be better off not trying to make sense of. Its about having infinite knowledge at our fingertips, but still making all the wrong choices over and over. It’s about trying to find a moment in your day where you can take a breath and remember that we’re basically all just animals bumbling around.
It's also worth checking out the trippy film clip for "Antidote," as directed by Michael Wallace and Evan Pearce.
New Material is set for release March 23.