‘I Don’t Feel A Thing’ mixes Subtle electronics amidst soaring choruses and pulsing beats to create a snappy, thundering yet cathartic anthem.
Vocalist Rob Vicars comments, “’I Don’t Feel A Thing’ is about the danger of adjusting too much to your surroundings, constantly trying to live within the emotional means of your environment; which can leave you oscillating between feeling too much and not feeling at all. I think there’s a point where you become numb and a point soon after that where it all comes rushing back and it’s a battle at both ends of the spectrum.”
Earlier this year, Wars released ‘Chapter One’, which is made up of the tracks ‘Only Monsters’ and ‘A Fog Of Feeling’. With more to come throughout the year, the chapters will form their upcoming second album A Hundred Shivers, which will be released next year.
“A Hundred Shivers began life as this expansion of the ideas we started with on the EP, ‘As Within /// So Without’, and it’s grown and snaked even broader than we originally thought it might. That idea of internal chaos and disorder reflecting out onto the world around you remains, and we talk within that about the relentlessness of just existing in society now; the impact losing yourself has on those around you; escape; guilt; fear… We’re still in awe of the fact we get a platform to go all in on these ideas and bring them out.”
Releasing an album in ‘chapters’ may be untraditional, yet according to Rob, that was part of the appeal. “It means we can wrap all our little communications around each individual selection of songs really tightly, and be creative in a tonne of different spaces, all over the course of this one record.
A Hundred Shivers is being produced by Matt O’Grady, who has also worked with Architects, Don Broco, Deaf Havana, and You and Me at Six.