New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive premiere of “On Your Laurels” by Actor|Obsever. The track is a gut wrenching tune full of melodic expressions that help the emotions settle with more weight. A flurry of lead guitars run behind the hooks, with harmonized layers of textures keeping the song in a graceful sway. The screams are visceral and the rhythmic progressions keep a solid core. Take a listen to the song below and be prepared for the group’s upcoming release, Pareidolia, out via No Sleep Records on August 24th.
“‘On Your Laurels” is a song about ambition and how a fixation on achievement can cause you to miss the point of what you’re actually striving for instead of appreciating what you have. The idea that if you’re not moving forward, you’re somehow falling behind is a social fallacy we’re reminded of every day in a culture that preys on fear and insecurity, especially in social media and the music industry where there’s this constant pressure to keep producing content lest you be forgotten.”
Actor|Observer from Boston, MA have become a well-respected musical force throughout New England. Their dynamic sound and electric live performance are charged with a visceral sincerity and vulnerability that many audience members find refreshing in the current age of post-hardcore. This summer A|O will release their long awaited record label debut on No Sleep Records called Pareidolia, a genre-spanning LP exploring the personal empowerment and crippling insecurity of realizing that our reality is often only limited by our own perception. Produced by Kevin Dye (Gates, Owel, Vasudeva).