Brighton alt-rock trio Murmur have released new single I’m The Same, a thrillingly unsettling, doomy stormer.
The second single from an upcoming EP, I’m The Same is a dark, despairing crawl through the weeds of personal self doubt. The track is sludgy, unsettling, and sees the band delve to a new depth of heaviness.
Such is not to say that I’m The Same is simply a detuned dronefest, far from it. Amongst the walls of sound there are passages of uneasy respite, delicately dissonant guitar lines and singer/guitarist George Mill’s best vocal performance to date.
Explaining the track, the band commented:
“I’m the Same’s narrative comes from a person’s fear of becoming someone they’re not. Taking an unsettled approach to self-reflection met by anthemic guitar lines. The main body of lyrical content is a confrontation, a visceral urge to acknowledge one’s battle with adhering to the pressures of society, forever feeling flawed. A realisation that one’s desire to become validated by strangers is jeopardising their identity and their ability to love themselves for who they truly are.”
Murmur have already been gaining some big plaudits for their crushing alt-rock sounds, most notably the big dog Huw Stephens and Rob Adcock from BBC Introducing.
To mark the release of I’m The Same the group also recently played a full livestream set with HotBox Events, offering a glimpse as to what to expect when they can come hit the stage proper later this year.