New Noise Magazine is pleased to bring forth the single “Midnight Oil” from Birthright. The song opens up with a steady drum beat before releasing a stream of powerful emotions entangled in the vocals. The track has a very introspective grace to it, lyrics detailing the weight on the shoulders of one suffering. The midway point has an explosion of distorted guitars, giving the song a dynamic punch as it enters its final movement, featuring melodic leads and a rolling outro. It ends with a final beckoning. “Midnight Oil” will be on the upcoming Birthright record, Let Me Down Easy, out June 1st.
“‘Midnight Oil’ is the first track from our upcoming record and one of the songs most representative of how the band’s sound has evolved from prior releases. The lyrics surround feelings of grief, loss, and loneliness, and one’s internal struggle to navigate those feelings. It’s easy to sink into that all too familiar feeling of being ‘alone in a crowded room’ when you’ve got something weighing down on your mind. This record is for anyone who can relate. Let Me Down Easy is slated for release on 6/1/18.” – Birthright
Birthright is a 5-piece post-hardcore band from Baltimore, MD that has been together since 2014, but whose members have been making music together across various projects for the past 8-10 years. The band spent the last year personally financing and making four trips to Massachusetts to record their first full length record with Jay Maas (Defeater, Counterparts, Bane) with mastering by Mike Kalajian (Circa Survive, Moving Mountains). DIY touring the Mid-Atlantic in short bursts, the band has been lucky enough to support national acts such as Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, Being As An Ocean, and He Is Legend, among many others.
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