June 29, 2022 2 min read

Last month, screamo, post-hardcore bandSonagikicked off their signing to queer and trans-owned indie label Get Better Records with the release of "Ambivalence," the first track of their debut LP,Precedent, out July 22. Now the band is sharing a second single from the forthcoming album: "Attachment Theory."

In the vein of emotive hardcore, "Attachment Theory" combines suffocating riffs and progressions with soaring melodic interludes. The song is a meditation on technological obsolescence, mirroring how we may struggle as we also erode into irrelevance in an exponentially youthful and accelerated world — a mindset endlessly fed by societal expectations and our own inner critics, the "voice we know so well."

"The song was actually started by our bassist when he was 16," Sonagi explains. "One day at practice he asked if we could try out an old earworm of his that never turned into anything. By the end of that practice, we had a complete song with very few changes to the initial melodies and overall structure."

The word “temporary” relates to how one may feel when thinking about their own timeline within the larger timeline of life on earth, or maybe a more micro examination of segments of their life — minutes, days, years, etc, — while wishing for things to end, begin, stay the same, or never exist at all. "Report to the mess" is a line fromAlien, in which Ash directs the crew to gather at the Mess to bear witness to the horrific birth of a Xenomorph, the most efficient life form in the known universe, while “hammer the tray” refers to the Beheading of John the Baptist; we hammer out the silver for our heads to lay.

 



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