Love a band name that has alot of connotations or give you the giggles.
Los Angeles band Moaning today released the music video for Ego.
Ego is taken from the upcoming album Uneasy Laughter out on March 20, 2020 via Sub Pop Records.
What happens when an abrasive rock trio trades guitars for synths, cranks up the beats and leans into the everyday anxieties of simply being a functioning human in the 21st century? The answer is Uneasy Laughter!
About the song:
The trio points to first single “Ego,” released today, which features a costume-heavy video directed by Ambar Navarro (Soccer Mommy, Oberhoffer, Anna Burch), as an embodiment of this evolution.
“The lyrics are about letting go of your own bullshit to help other people.
Wanting to love yourself to love others. The ego can make you feel like you’re the greatest person in the world or the worst.” stated vocalist Sean Solomon.
It makes you think your problems are abnormally different which is isolating and rarely true.
The song is a reminder that listening to other perspectives is important and beneficial to both parties involved.”
“Musically, the song was started by repurposing a drum beat made for a different demo and putting it on top of a new synth loop.
It was a digital collage where we passed Ableton files back and forth,” added bassist/keyboardist Pascal Stevenson.
“We purposely avoided the impulse to add guitars to everything, letting the melodies of the synth and vocals be the focus.
We wanted to embrace the songs ability to slip between genre lines.”