Sydney metalcore outfit Weightless have gone even heavier on their new single Perspectives.
The song further accentuates the versatility of Weightless, dialing everything beyond the red following on from their previous two singles Counterfeit and Sabotage.
Lyrically, Perspectives delves deep into the emotional complexities of Bipolar disorder, painting a vivid musical picture of the constant struggle between highs and lows the condition can bring. Also taking aim at society and its growing judgemental nature, Perspectives portrays a more introspective and dark side to the band’s musical personality and direction.
With plans to unleash more sonic fury in the coming months, Weightless guitarists Riley and Brenton sat down with HEAVY to spread the word.
“To be honest this is probably our best performing track so far,” Brenton offered. “We pretty early on got the All New Metal Playlist from Spotify, so that was a big push for us as well with Homegrown Heavy and that sort of stuff. Not to be super metric, but the numbers are performing a lot better than we expected and compared to the others it’s doing a lot better a lot faster.”
Given the step-up in intensity on Perspectives, we ask the boys to talk through the musical side of the song in greater detail.
“Perspectives is probably one of the heavier tracks we’ve ever written,” Brenton continued. “Both lyrically and musically. As a band we have a lot of interest in electronic music with Pendulum and stuff like that, that we really wanted to implement into our music with the heavier side. So we did a lot of delving deep into the synths and things of that nature on this song. Lyrically we dived pretty deep into the topic of bipolar disorder and as a subject matter it is dark and heavy, so we figured it matched sonically to the song as much as possible and that was the best route to explore. We know it’s a big thing internally for the band with that topic, so we just wanted to do it justice as well.”
In the full interview the boys run us through the music video, explain the world of the Cybersphere involved, where Perspectives stands in terms of an album cycle, how this new music differs to earlier material, upcoming shows and more.