Northlane have released their crushing new stand-alone single “Vultures” today via UNFD.
“The main message is not having to live up to someone’s expectations or live within someone’s idea of what you should be… It stems from a built-up number of things over the last few years that comes with people expecting what we are supposed to sound like as a band since I’ve come on board. A lot of that stuff that has given us this feeling to want to talk about it. It’s important to be true to yourself and not let anyone mould you in a way that isn’t the way you want to be. Just being able to talk about this subject at a point in time now where I see Northlane as being our band now, I don’t feel like the new guy anymore. It feels like we are finally doing us and it’s all feeling a lot more natural.” – says Northlane’s frontman Marcus Bridge.
After announcing they’d be taking time out from the Australian touring circuit in early-2018, Northlane had their first real break in years. During this downtime music “Vultures” was created.
Listen below to Northlane’s new single “Vultures”.
To bring “Vultures” to life, Northlane returned to their roots in Western Sydney and recorded the instruments at Chris Blancato’s studio (the same place they recorded the instruments for “Hollow Existence” and the single “Rot”) with vocals laid down at Electric Sun Studios with Dave Petrovic (where “Discoveries” was recorded). The band also introduced some new faces into the recording process with Drew Fulk (Motionless in White, Pop Evil) co-producing the track with the band and mixing handled by Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery).
Bridge too has his own personal history at Electric Sun Studios, recording there a decade prior, and revisiting both their pasts really cemented his place within Northlane. “It was really special to come back Electric Sun and merge mine and Northlane’s history together” he finishes.
“Vultures” is available now on limited edition vinyl (only 300 copies worldwide), pre-orders are available here.