Take the common phrase ‘oh I give up’ – admit it, we’ve all uttered it at one point or another. But do we ever really mean it? As one downbeat day turns into another, there’s something to be said for the art of human resilience. Rejecting this cycle and comfortable in the unknown, London four-piece, Malady question our inherent need for answers with their latest ear worm, ‘Famous Last Words’.
With all the trimmings of a classic alt set up, the single is a left-field venture into hazier electronic realms. Rich in substance and earnest in delivery, frontman Percy Junior Cobbinah’s pensive lyrics are a refreshing interrogation of modern living. Drizzling in dub-led production, the existentially minded track is a groove inducing exploit, ladened with more hooks than a noughties ringtone.
Commenting on the single the band divulge: “Famous Last Words’ is a rumination about purpose – the realisation that any notion of inherent, and/or divine, purpose is false and subsequently the futile, scrambled attempts to forge meaning in places where meaning can never really be found.”
Best served forgetting who, what, why, where and when the heck we were put on this planet, the Londoners may well have found the everyday answer to the ‘meaning of life’ – by not worrying about said meaning and just getting on with things. If you’re having trouble getting your head around it, then we suggest you play Malady on repeat and let it sink in.
‘Famous Last Words’ is out now via Nice Swan Records.
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