Chasing Daylight Releases New Song “Tragedy”
- Singapore alt-rock band Chasing Daylight released a new song “Tragedy” along with a music video on November 12, 2021.
In a year of global economic disruption, medical catastrophe, state police failures, and continuing riots, the song questions current ideas of human positivity.
The song is taken from their upcoming second EP, which is set to be released in early 2022, following “Deserter”.
It was written by Yap Wei Chiang and Hosea Choo. The accompanying music video was directed by Mikaela Kaufman.
Frontman Yap Wei Chiang explained, “Critical theorist Eric Cazdyn once wrote, 'Crisis is not what happens when we go wrong, crisis is what happens when we go right.', arguing that our world in its endless crisis state is actually “chronic” and robs us of individual agency and revolution. This has opened my way of thinking, questioning, and living.”
- He continued, “‘Tragedy’ is all about the struggle to find a language for our individual revolutions. This was written from a place of great dissatisfaction, dissonance, and disillusionment with the world in its present state. You only have to turn on the news, take a look at the past two years of global politicking, military takeovers, police injustices, vaccine disparity, sexual inequality, and late-capitalist exploitation, to feel that maybe the Nihilists had a point. What happens if we stop clinging onto the precipice of ‘normal’, and allow ourselves to free fall into the dark abyss of a world that we have not yet imagined? ‘Tragedy’ is that invitation to fall.”
- source : Apple Music