Earthsea Take Drastic Steps To Prevent Four More Years

The British alt-rockers set their sights on American politics in their latest single.

Earthsea are triggered by the prospect of Four More Years in their stylish new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The British alt-rockers’ latest release takes deadly aim at recent events in American politics, setting provocative lyrics and haunting vocals against intricate guitar and bass grooves, disjointed synth arpeggios and precisely complex drumming. The resulting sound is captivating from start to finish, creating a sense of unease and tension that mirrors how the band felt while composing the track.

“We wrote Four More Years around the 2016 U.S. election cycle,” they say. “It’s our fantasy plan to deal with a barely believable but in no way fantastic man. He’s back! His bloated ego trumping the lives and wellbeing of people all over the world. We’re still pissed off. But we like the song. The video we shot opens this out, against the backdrop of climate oblivion and the geopolitical chaos we face as we go into the 2020s.”

The accompanying video, directed by Joe Peecock, features a range of vibrant 1960s-style colours laced over the band’s silhouettes, with thought-provoking and powerful visuals that invite viewers to question their role within society and the destruction inflicted by humans. The video is strong and thoughtful in its own right, whilst playing into the lyricism of the track which tackles climate oblivion and the geopolitical chaos in which we find ourselves.

Earthsea are old friends who formed a band. Their writing encompasses everything from textural soundscapes to salsa grooves and haunting melodies, inspired by artists such as Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Elbow and Japan, as well as many electronic and contemporary classical influences. Since forming, they’ve embarked on two national tours.

Four More Years and their other recent single Bad Head Bad Heart were recorded with Ian Flynn (Werkhouse) and Ritchie Kennedy at Narcissus Studios, founded by Antony Genn and Martin Slattery. Earthsea are currently working on their first album, following up their 2017 EP Specimen.

Watch the video for Four More Years above, hear more from Earthsea below, and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.