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  • DARKO Releases New Song “AUX”

  • British melodic hardcore band DARKO, consisting of Tom West (Vocals), Rob Piper (guitar), Chris Brown (guitar), Karl Sursham (bass) and Andy Borg (drums), released a new song “AUX” on May 30, 2022.
    The song is the second single off of their upcoming EP “SPARKLE”, following “The Ladder” .
    It was written by Andy Borg, Rob Piper, Chris Brown, Karl Sursham, and Tom West. The accompanying music video was directed by Benny P.
    “Our world isn't built for compassionate people. Suffering is not a bug of our economic system, it's a feature of it” said singer Tom West. “Our culture tolerates and actively celebrates perverse selfishness. I don't think it's your fault if you're sad and angry all the time. It's quite an appropriate response.”
    He continued, “It's easy to feel helpless because we can't fix everything by ourselves - but we all have the power to influence our communities and the people around us. We need to be less harsh on ourselves - try to focus our energy on the things we can change rather than beating ourselves up for the things we can't.”
    The new EP is expected to be released this fall.
  • Tom West shared on social media.
    “Thanks for all the kindness re: our latest single 'AUX'. It's really gratifying and makes us feel nice.
    In case you were wondering, I wrote the lyrics to this song while scrambling to unravel the messy wires in my brain while quarantining during the pandemic.
    I had found myself lingering on that old saying: 'Crazy people don't know they're crazy'.
    Thankfully nowadays we have more appropriate and empathetic ways to discuss mental health spirals, but the question remained: was I truly losing my grip on reality?
    Or was this a perfectly appropriate way to respond when reality is so terrifying, and the moralless expert-denouncers are the ones defining our notion of morality?
    I think it might have been a little from column A, a little from column B.
    Meanwhile, the charlatans who lead us (and their vulture-capitalist media puppet masters) scrambled to weigh up how many lives they were willing to sacrifice to save their fortunes - or to use their euphemism - 'the economy'.
    Between Conservative Minister Michael Gove's ominous proclamation that “We've had enough of experts” during the Brexit campaign, and government spin-doctor Dominic Cummings driving his family to Barnard Castle during lockdown “to test his eyesight”, I deliberated in disbelief over what ridiculous lies and desperate measures were coming next.
    It was glaringly obvious that COVID-19 was/is a catastrophe that these crooks were utterly unqualified and unsuitable to deal with. As such, a fatigued, then-unvaccinated population continued to infect each other - either by being forced to go to work or filling the pubs and clubs; flagrantly forgoing their personal responsibilities to protect those with preexisting medical conditions.
    Our world isn't built for compassionate people. Suffering is not a bug of our economic system, it's a feature of it. And yet for years, I've sat there, wondering why I'm so sad and angry all the time.
    I have always been deeply troubled by the inhumanity of mankind, but the last few years have confirmed what I have always known from living in a country that not only tolerates, but actively celebrates perverse self-interest.
    The monsters in power (and the normal people they fool into electing them) don't care if people die, as long as they aren't the ones pulling the trigger.
    Auxiliary genocide.
    And horrifyingly, in this dystopian nightmare, like a punk-rock cliché, that's how society works. We're all living in every Pennywise song.
    It's easy to feel helpless (I do) because we can't fix everything by ourselves, but I think we need to be less harsh on ourselves, and try to focus our energy on the things we can change rather than beating ourselves up for the things we can't.
    We all have the power to influence our communities and the people around us. We all have the power to make our loved ones feel cherished and appreciated. We all have the power to speak up for disadvantaged people when the time arises to do so. We all have the power to make life less comfortable for Tories.
    'Think globally, act locally'.
    It starts with you.”
  • source : Apple Music
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