Feral Vices are trapped in the darkest depths of relationship hell in their hard-hitting new single and video Black As The Sea — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The Louisville rockers’ latest single chronicles a relationship that’s become soul-sucking, no matter how much the narrator also wishes he could stay:
“You want to take it from me,
This hole’s as black as the sea
You want to take it from me,
But I would give it to you.”
“The song kind of rides the moment between the realization that you’re in a bad relationship but also still wanting to be with the other person,” Feral Vices explain. “It becomes this weird purgatory-type place where you’re being pulled in two different directions, but inevitably are pulled into this place of resentment of not only the relationship, but everything.”
The writing of the track came from a personal place, and although it reads as an embittered love song, it was actually based on the loss of some meaningful friendships during a very difficult time. “It was about trying to come to terms with that,” the band say, “and if moving on was even the right thing to do.”
Drawing from influences ranging from Queens Of The Stone Age to Refused, Jesus Lizard and Dillinger Escape Plan, singer-guitarist Alexander Hoagland and drummer Justin Cottner have created a sound and vibe all their own. Constantly touring and releasing new music, the prolific Kentucky alt-rock duo have earned spots on the stage with bands like Four Year Strong, Microwave and Save Face, while their song Mass Produce Your Revolution was used over the end credits to the Scott Adkins and Ray Stevenson film Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday.