Minneapolis metalcore act Common Choir has just dropped their latest single “Idle Hands.” The track, produced by Nick Pocock, opens with a peaceful instrumental intro over washed-out screams, lulling the listener into a false sense of security before dropping you hard into a riff heavy banger. Guttural vocals blend with a soaring chorus, and brutal breakdowns pair with a guitar solos, all showcasing Common Choir’s well-honed writing and performing chops.
Lyrically, the song is all about the ills of staying stagnant. ““Idle Hands” is about cause and effect, action vs inaction, and how often times doing nothing is the worst thing we can do for our own lives,” explains the band. “Accepting this and our own ability to try and fail is one of the most important parts of growing and becoming better people. This song looks at that from the perspective of a person who learned that lesson the hard way.”
Common Choir has also released an accompanying music video, produced by Austin Scherzberg, showcasing the band’s performance. You can check out the video below.
CREDIT: Austin Scherzberg
Common Choir is focused on creating intense, energetic music that people from all walks of life can connect with. The name “Common Choir” is derived from the phrase “preaching to the choir” and speaks to the relatability of the messages and emotions poured into the bands music and live performances Exploding into the underground metal scene with no established backing the band has quickly made a name for itself with impeccable and energetic live performances across the Midwest since 2016.