Southend-on-Sea indie pop/indie rock four-piece The Trusted have returned with their new single “Doomsday“.
Recorded, produced and mixed by Rees Broomfield of SS2 Studios (Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly, Asylums, Kate Nash), the song highlights once again the band’s determination to champion guitar-based rock and roll with its massive hook chorus and bass-driven verses.
‘Doomsday’ is a song about ‘everything falling apart’ in the words of songwriter and lead singer Tom Cunningham. ‘It’s a loud rocket-fueled cry for help; a psychological apocalypse.’
The lyrics have an extremely personal cry for help message reflected in Cunningham’s hypnotic and emotional vocal performance. Additionally, the band creates a huge soundscape of guitars and drums that is just crying out to be played loud in appreciation of the catchy and instantly memorable chorus.
“We’re living in a world on the on the brink of war and collapse, yet ‘Doomsday ’is a song about a more personal Armageddon. We all have our own, in-built doomsday clocks and sometimes, our minds can reach a breaking point.”Tom Cunningham
Lyrically, Doomsday is the most serious and introspective of the band’s current crop of releases whilst still demonstrating their inherent ability to deliver commercially accessible material and yet retain their indie roots, whilst continuing their quest for pursuing guitar oriented rock songs that really speak to an audience in the same vein as established artists such as Elvis Costello and Springsteen, but with the musical sensibilities of more contemporary names as The 1975 and The Killers.
Grab it here and take a listen below.