Leatherback’s new single ‘Bystander’ with B-side ‘A Plague on Both Your Houses’ is out now! Find it on all major platforms to stream and download. Listen on Spotify Here! Also, head over to Leatherback’s YouTube channel for the live stream this evening to celebrate the release!
The new single, ‘Bystander’, follows the release of the single ‘Ganzfeld’ back in June. Leatherback explores fascinating concepts through music and ‘Bystander’ is no different.
“I began thinking about how so many people become bystanders in their own lives.” Matt explains. “Whether they don’t have the confidence to follow their own instincts, or the pressures of society make it impossible for them to follow the life that they want, many people wind up watching their life pass them by. It’s this oppressive, learned helplessness that causes discomfort for so many people, midlife crises, depression, anxiety, and it’s this feeling that I wanted to capture in the repetition in the music, permeated by brief escapes. Bystander seeks to confront this, and bring attention to the fact that many evils that have happened in the world were allowed to happen because people stood by and did nothing. Take control, don’t get scared, stand up”.
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