Between festivals dates (following Download Pilot and ahead of Reading & Leeds) Boston Manor have found some time to release their brand-new track, ‘Carbon Mono’. Sure to kick off the next chapter in their illustrious careers, this track tackles isolation, anxiety and dread in a hook-laden anthem.
“This song is a conversation that sort of goes back & forth between two people,” explains vocalist Henry Cox. “It’s about people’s unwillingness to change & acknowledge our own shortcomings. It’s a classic Boston Manor tune that we wrote for people to rage to live. We’re so excited to be back playing shows & we just wanted to have something to play that people could blow off some steam to.”
On the track, Cox reasons acerbically that “Desperate times call for desperate pleasures”. “My lyrics aren’t ‘political’,” Cox says, “but they are about the alienation I began to feel from the common person on the street, an alienation magnified by the way the world has reacted to Covid and the lockdown, and the George Floyd murder… Isolation, anxiety, dread…”
Check out the video below: