Metalcore veterans Emmure are paving the way to their newly-announced record Hindsight with the crushing single 'Uncontrollable Descent' - the first taste of the record which will drop on June 26.
Check out the single below (which features the interesting tagline "Hindsight is 2020"), then scroll on for vocalist Frankie Palmeri's take on refusing to explain the song's meaning:
If you want to know what the song is about, you're going to have to interpret it for yourself, because vocalist Frankie Palmeri isn't about to explain it for you:
"The label asked me to attach a quote about the new album and this new single so that there can be some words to chew on as this press release goes out. I am not sure what to say. I simply hope the fans enjoy the song as much as we do and look forward to the full album releasing this year.
Beyond that, I don't believe in explaining what the music is supposed to be about. In fact, I consider it creatively bankrupt to rob people of a chance to experience, dissect and create their own unique ownership of what a song potentially represents to them. I want people to hear the music and take away whatever feeling they want.
If an artist is outright telling you why a song or album was written, not only do I personally find it pretentious, but they might as well spoon feed you your meals and pick out your clothes for you, since you're clearly incapable of thinking for yourself."
Emmure - 'Hindsight' Tracklisting:
01. "(F)inally (U)nderstanding (N)othing"
02. "Trash Folder"
03. "Pig's Ear"
04. "Gypsy Disco"
05. "I've Scene God"
06. "Persona Non Grata"
07. "Thunder Mouth"
08. "Pan's Dream"
10. "Informal Butterflies"
12. "Bastard Ritual"
13. "Uncontrollable Descent"