Factors of obsession can come from unusual locations, although the human self continues to fascinate in a number of means.
Although they might be tapping into their emotions, scuffling with sanity, or
studying to flee, DBMK, fairly, take the horrors of their “rotten, misguided
goals” and maintain up a mirror to self-obsession in “New Skin”.
within the sonics of punk however with the attraction of indie, DBMK’s newest launch comes
as a reintroduction. The duo lately collated their previous works right into a challenge
titled Archived Works, displaying a re-shift of their focus and intent.
With an affinity for beats, lyricist and vocalist Kyle Knudsen remembers “New
Skins” origin: “Colton despatched me this totally colossal beat. It struck me
straight away and it felt like… obsession? Or one thing worse. Approach too loud bass
and drums identical to… driving on and on.”
Knudsen and Colton first met
within the mid-2010s, as what started as a highschool friendship in Tampa Bay when
Knudsen was looking for a drummer to affix his former artist challenge on tour. Over
the years, the challenge advanced into DBMK, and noticed them relocate to Nashville –
the place their music first started to shift from their early steel influences – however
it will be New York, the place they now reside, that their skills thrived.
inspiration from the falsetto of Prince to different, fashionable acts like The 1975,
DBMK’s id could be very a lot in flux. Whereas the duo have collaborated with
producers Kieron Menzies (FKA Twigs, Lana Del Rey) and Nick Lobel (Harry Model,
LANY), “New Skin” is considered one of their most exact works up to now – a direct reduce, that
is extra private than ever.
began to consider what individuals are obsessed about; what actually retains their
consideration: themselves,” Knudsen shares. “”New Skin” turned nearly a diary entry
of the particular person I is perhaps like if I surrendered to the darkest and ugliest
issues that drive me like that; that I feel drive most individuals. It’s our
rotten, misguided goals,” he continues in regards to the tracks semi-autobiographical
nature. “It is context for obsessing over aesthetics and expressing a performative character to fabricate a type of confidence.”
intro briefly captures a nauseating haze earlier than breaking right into a direct look
into Knudsen’s spiralling thoughts. “I want focus / I want energy / I want love however
it don’t want ours”, one line muses, earlier than including drums, motion, progress,
followers, garments, and closure amongst the checklist of commandments. DBMK are
acutely aware of flipping the narrative; think about it an apocalyptic want checklist.