The Trusted Releases New EP “Love and Suicide”: Streaming
- British alt-rock band The Trusted released their new EP “Love and Suicide” on September 11th.
The EP contains 4-track and is a mini collection of songs about raw human emotions and trying to define one's sense of purpose in this complicated world. Each song is inspired by how people react to all those complex situations that get thrown at us daily.
“[Love And Suicide] kind of came together at the start of the year, just before lockdown hit,” vocalist / guitarist Tom Cunningham told American Songwriter. “I don't think we wrote these tunes with the intention of putting them together as an EP however, once they were all in front of us, they kind of thematically fitted together.”
“The whole process from the song writing to the finished EP was very natural,” he continued. “I don't think you can force things with music—you've got to let it take you where it's going to take you.”
The band explained track by track for the EP below.
- “The Innocent”
“I don't think we are aiming for a certain kind of 'sound.' For us, if it sounds and feels good, we follow it. Popular music culture is so layered, it's really hard to stay in the same lane. With 'The Innocent,' we were kind of going for that cinematic indie thing.”
“If 'The Innocent' is about the beauty of wanting to reassemble the world, then 'Horizontal Mind' is the bitter self-critical extreme of that idea. I guess the change in style between the songs is symbolic of the human mind, it doesn't walk in straight lines.”
“Love and Suicide”
“This track is like the collapse of all the ideas put forward across the last two songs. It's the realisation that we are not the centre of the universe and that at some point, we've all got to face certain things, like death. It's also a song about 'fake news,' 'life after death' and what it means to be alive. I guess, thematically, it's all over the place but that kind of highlights the fact that 'Love And Suicide is a four-and-a-half-minute emotional breakdown.”
“Wild Love is a song about leaving everything behind and running away with someone. It's a song about finding a new place away from all the trouble and pain. We all kind of want to run away even if we don't know where we are running.”
- source : American Songwriter