“Someone Uninvited was a much pulsier and punky song than we had ever written prior, but it was instantly a favourite to both the band and those closest to us, which is why we wanted it to be a single”, comments Figures vocalist Mark Tronson.
“The message in the lyrics – that of standing up to oppression and dehumanisation – are unfortunately always relevant, even more so in 2020. For the video, we felt that the lyrics spoke for themselves and, rather than taking a narrative route, went for something that visually captures the overall sonic vibe of the record.
Extending beyond the confines of ‘Someone Uninvited’, the single’s accompanying video is also a reflection of Figures’ upcoming debut album overall.
“Conceptually the record was meant to sound glitchy, static, frantic and very high energy, so that ended up being the basis for the ‘Someone Uninvited’ video, so all those elements are present and people can really get a feel for the full record. We also went for a loose “lyric video” feel, as we decided that we wanted to encourage people to start singing along to our music!”
Figures’ upcoming studio album ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ follows two acclaimed EPs – ‘Self Titled’ (2016) and ‘Chronos’ (2017) – as well as performances with the likes of Hed (p.e.), Pop Evil, Mammal, Voyager and Twelve Foot Ninja. Add to that the band’s status as PROGFEST regulars and headline act of 2018’s AMPED Festival, and ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ – a record that explores themes of dehumanisation, isolation and oppression, all through the idea of mass media influence and manipulation – stands as a long-awaited and welcome treat for fans and newcomers of the band.
‘Someone Uninvited will be available to stream and download from Friday 10th July. Figures’ debut album ‘Operating in Unsafe Mode’ will be released on Friday July 17th, with pre-orders available via this link. For more information on the band, check out their website.