Hardcore band Sharptooth have premiered their new single ‘The Grey’ with Brooklyn Vegan. The single is taken from their forthcoming new album Transitional Forms, the record will be released on 10th July 2020 via Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders are available now at https://smarturl.it/Sharptooth.
Listen to The Grey here or by clicking the image below.
“I’ve always seen ‘The Gray’ as the emotional and conceptual turning point of the entire record, and arguably the most important song on it,” shares vocalist Lauren Kashan. “Over the years, I’ve noticed how uncomfortable people are with nuance; whether that be in public discourse or personally. It doesn’t help that so many facets of our culture are presented in binaries: “You’re ‘woke’ or you’re ‘cancelled’. You have depression, or you don’t. You’re a man, or you’re a woman. You’re a Democrat or you’re a Republican.”
She continues: “But nothing in the world or in ourselves is absolute, and nothing changes when we are only acknowledging constructs as black or white and utterly immutable. True progress can only happen when we make a decision to step outside of this way of thinking, and explore nuance.
So what’s ‘The Gray’ about? It’s about the search for and discovery of a world beyond binaries, beyond textbooks, beyond diagnoses, beyond red or blue. It’s about the power we unlock when we make that discovery. It’s about neuroplasticity, and the ability of each and every one of us to change our minds, both conceptually and literally. It’s about the ways that I have intentionally destroyed so many of these constructs in my life, so as to reshape my own existence, and rewire the very neuronal pathways inside my own brain. I hope it inspires others to find that power within themselves, because I believe that when we embrace the grey areas in life and in ourselves is where we can finally begin to cultivate real and tangible hope.“
Honest, explosive and unapologetically enraged, Sharptooth focuses the brutality of hardcore through a femme lens, and believes in carving out space for marginalised voices in aggressive music. Transitional Forms will be their second full length release on Pure Noise Records.
Explains Kashan: “Ultimately, the record is about a paradigm shift, from hopelessness to self compassion, and the fundamental realisation that nothing in this world or in ourselves is ever black and white. It’s the story of my personal struggle with the societal, interpersonal, and internal constructs that have left me feeling small, afraid, broken, and utterly hopeless. It is easily the most intensely personal collection of songs I have ever written, and I am so deeply appreciative of Lance and Keith for trusting me in that, and for creating this incredibly dark and intense sonic space for me to tell this story.”
Sharptooth is Lauren Kashan (vocals), Keith Higgins (guitar), Lance Donati (guitar), Peter Bruno (bass), and Matt Hague (drums). The band will release their new album Transitional Forms on 10th July 2020.
Transitional Forms Tracklist:
Say Nothing (In The Absence Of Content)
Life On The Razor’s Edge
The Southern Strategy
M.P.D.B (Manic Pixie Dream Bitch)
Nevertheless (She Persisted)