News: Softcult Release New and Powerful Single ‘Shortest Fuse’

Softcult, the band composed of Canadians Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn, has released a new powerful single, “Shortest Fuse.”

The new song follows their previous tracks “Haunt You Still” and “Heaven” and is taken from their upcoming EP, which will be a follow-up to the recent six-song EP titled See You In The Dark, via Easy Life Records.

“Shortest Fuse” addresses the challenges of the environment in which we navigate, both in our daily lives and in the workplace. This composition focuses on explaining and reflecting on the battles we face in the current world.

The band share their thoughts on the new track:

“Capitalism seems to be designed to keep underprivileged people toiling in a never-ending cycle of debt and poverty where their labor is underpaid in order to profit their employers. The benefits of capitalism are rarely equally distributed, accruing wealth to a very small percentage of the population. Built on the notion of greed, benefitting only by paying workers less than what their labor is worth, it’s difficult to not become disenfranchised with capitalism when you exist in this reality and see no end in sight. We can’t become complicit in a system that is designed to keep us down.”

Watch the video for the new single, “Shortest Fuse”:

Follow the band here.

Photo courtesy of Kaylene Widdoes

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