Brisbane metal outfit Gladiolus are proud to premiere their latest track The Wanderer.
The song represents a more stripped-back and open side of the band’s sound and is in many ways the inverse of their previous release Chrysalis, leaving a lot of space for the listener to get lost in before laying into them with the bombastic wall of sound.
“We seek to explore the paralysis that choice can sometimes present.” Anson (bass) explains, “We can grow old having achieved nothing because we are stuck spending our lives deciding what to do with the limited time we have been given. This is a track for people living in their heads too much, whether it’s from nostalgia or contemplating things that could have been or could be. It’s a kick in the backside to get out there and actually start exploring some of the options life has presented you. The Wanderer drifts along, basking in each possible choice without savoring any of them. While this contemplative inaction can be comforting and blissful, it leads nowhere.”