Beloved Australian rockers The Butterfly Effect have today announced their commanding new single So Tired, a deep exploration of living life in the fast lane, offering a glimpse into the band’s hectic schedule and reckless partying back in the day.
After an extended hiatus, The Butterfly Effect made a triumphant return to the music scene in 2019 with their killer track Unbroken and a run of festival appearances.
So Tired is classic TBE – angry, pumping, complex rhythms and chord changes that only the most skilled musicians could conjure and master. The lyrics are pained, as the protagonist participates in troubling behaviours in an attempt to run from the darker parts of the mind. It’s a serious, haunting track, but makes several important observations on ignoring poor mental health through the use of dangerous distractions.
Speaking on the introspective inspiration behind the track, lead guitarist Kurt Goedhart says, “This song is about excess; this song is about us. We started this band, then before we knew it, it became ‘hold on for your dear lives!’ We were in a cycle of writing, touring, recording, touring – and above all else, we were partying NON-STOP. If you wanna know what it is like to live that life, there is no better explanation than this song.”
Listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/user-733110463/so-tired/s-00qDBlQ2xMm?si=1881f0336da14659a7f371bc38c9a2b4