We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Demo’s new song “Car Crash” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s self-titled album, which is scheduled to be released on May 11, 2018 through New Granada Records. You can purchase the album here.
Demo vocalist Robin Joiner talks about the lyrics & inspiration behind the song:
The lyrics for ‘Car Crash’ are actually a total bummer! [Laughs] I won’t share too much but essentially this song is about grief, loss, loosing hope, loosing control and desperation. I work as a nurse on a high risk labor and delivery unit where we see some pretty horrible stuff. I have so much love and respect for these women and it’s an honor to care for them but sometimes certain people and their stories stick with you, haunt you. After a particularly rough day with a patient in an incredibly tragic situation, I went home and wrote these lyrics. This song is also about the strange veil that exists between people and spaces that are claimed for a purpose. A hospital is a perfect example. When you go into a hospital as a patient, you see everything as functional and foreign and well organized and tidy but it’s all kind of a mess and it’s all just stuff and hands and people doing things to other people. But there is this veil and acceptance of what is because of the authoritative presence of nurses and doctors and hospital walls. People trust me immediately with their lives because I have a piece of plastic hanging from my shirt that says ‘RN’. This song is also about this fantasy that all moms have but don’t ever talk about where we wish we could get sick or break an arm or get in a car crash (insert wink face) so we can go to the hospital and get a damn break, we just want some sleep and like 24 hours of peace and quiet….that some dark humor right there. [Laughs]
About the band:
Emerging from the swamp of Gainesville, FL, comes a band called Demo.
Channeling an array of influences that run the gamut from Joy Division to The Wipers to Sonic Youth, Demo’s songs cover a broad spectrum of musical territory with shrieking guitars, and thunderclap rhythms that move and shake. Singer Robin Joiner recalls a PJ Harvey-meets-Kim Deal inspired vocal, keeping the listener on edge even in the more intimate moments.
Top photo by Leda Balch