Amyl and The Sniffers Premieres New Song “Security” on BBC Radio 1
- Earlier this month, Australian punk rock band Amyl and The Sniffers announced their sophomore album “Comfort to Me” would be released on September 10, 2021.
On July 28, the band unveiled the second single called “Security” along with a music video from the album, following “Guided By Angels”.
The song received its first play during BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Annie Mac. The video was directed by John Angus Stewart.
The new album is their first LP in two years and comprises of 13-track.
“The nihilistic, live in the moment, positivity and panel beater rock-meets-shed show punk was still there, but it was better,” frontwoman Amy Taylor said of the album in a press release. “The whole thing was less spontaneous and more darkly considered. The amount of time and thought I put into the lyrics for this album is completely different from the EPs, and even the first record. Half of the lyrics were written during the Australian bushfire season, when we were already wearing masks to protect ourselves from the smoke in the air. And then when the pandemic hit, our options were the same as everyone: go find a day job and work in intense conditions or sit at home and drown in introspection. I fell into the latter category. I had all this energy inside of me and nowhere to put it, because I couldn't perform, and it had a hectic effect on my brain. My brain evolved and warped and my way of thinking about the world completely changed.”
- She continued, “Having to deal with a lot of authority during 2020 and realising my lack of power made me feel both more self destructive and more self disciplined, more nihilistic and more depressed and more resentful, which ultimately fuelled me with a kind of relentless motivation. I became a temporary monster. I partied more, but I also exercised heaps, read books and ate veggies. I was like an egg going into boiling water when this started, gooey and weak but with a hard surface. I came out even harder. I'm still soft on the inside, but in a different way. People will use other bands as a sonic reference to make it more digestible and journalists will make it seem more pretentious and considered than it really is, but in the end this album is just us—raw self expression, defiant energy, unapologetic vulnerability.”
- source : BBC Radio 1