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Canadian metalcore outfit The Northern have released “Drown"


Canadian metalcore outfit The Northern have released “Drown,” the second single in partnership with Blood Blast Distribution.


Still riding the success of “Usurper,” which was deemed “a sonic experience that is both cathartic and thought-provoking,” The Northern are keeping their momentum at an all-time high with the release of “Drown.” Galloping instrumentation, passionate lyricism, and soaring melodies only begin to describe the sonic experience throughout this meaningful anthem of finding hope in the shadows.


Vocalist Mike Cutway describes his perspectives on the lyrical themes of the track, “It was a self reflection on how I was feeling. I wanted something to give me a glimmer of hope in a negative moment in time when all I wanted was things to end. I knew that if I remained optimistic, I may find a light in the darkest of times.” A feeling I’m sure many of The Northern’s new and long-time listeners alike can relate to.


Drummer Adam Linka adds to the sentiment, “It’s about drowning in your own negative thoughts and the growing pains of becoming an adult, realizing what life is all about. How when we’re kids anything seems possible, we think all people have good intentions, we’re filled with imagination and optimism, only to find out the world can be an ugly and scary place sometimes. The take away though, is that life can still be beautiful and that everybody goes through hard times. Live in the present and don’t let your past consume you.” Truly words of wisdom for all of us to embrace.


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