Southend-on-Sea indie rock/indie pop four-piece The Trusted have released their new single “Terrible Fight“.
Opened by an airy blend of synth textures before erupting with energising rock drums, vibrant and driving guitar work and capped by Tom’s compelling vocal leads carrying sensational melodic leads that deliver lyricism themed on the importance of picking yourself up and carrying on even in the face of overwhelming odds, with Terrible Fight The Trusted once again offer a captivating pop-focused indie outing.
A synth loop with a nod to The Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ kicks us off into a punchy guitar driven 3 minutes and 21 seconds of upbeat pop overseen by the soulful honesty of Tom Cunningham’s beautiful vocal performance. Dave Batchelor’s spare but driving drumming lifts your spirit like a Northern Soul classic, pulsing into the song’s climax before we end on a wave of haunting piano.
Speaking of the writing process for the track, Tom said:
“Terrible Fight is a song about being metaphorically beaten up. Part of growing up, is realizing that ‘life’ is basically an emotional/ psychological boxing ring. Whether it’s heartbreak, politics or loss, it kind of feels like we are all being hit from all sides. I wanted ‘Terrible Fight,’ to be a song about being knocked over by all these heavy punches as well as our ability to just keep moving forward .“
The Trusted have described their own music as ‘indie’ but this is as poppy an outing as they’ve ever produced and shows yet another side to their amazing repertoire of emotionally driven, powerful tracks.
Buy it here and stream it below.