The Trusted release new track, ‘Millennium,’ just out in April this year. Hailing from Southend-on-Sea the new indie-rockers comprise of brothers Tom and Fin Cunningham, Dave Batchelor and Dale Holt Mead.
Immediately they remind us of acts like Elbow, 1975 or The Killers with their mellow, fuzzy and heart-warming indie-rock sound. ‘Millennium’ is a rousing atmospheric clarion call, raucous and melodic all at once, with a huge catchy chorus and a must on any dancefloor.
The lyrics suggest a call to arms, or those who don’t want to loose themselves in the information age, as they search for a sense of meaning and progress.
Tom Cunningham croons: ‘Try to kill my honest name / with millennial hurricanes / Lose your heart / In the millennium / It’s not alright, it’s not alright / I wanna be alright‘
The alluring and sensitive vocals of Tom Cunningham draw you in, with his raw, passionate and authentic delivery, the track is poignant as he contemplates the age of information in modern times. Constantly switched to ‘on’ in this multi-device world, with an over-bombardment of messages, sounds and visuals. He explores the effect this might have on our consciousness with this continuous stream of information in an over stimulated and hyped-up world.
The Trusted tell us: “Millennium is a song about growing up in the early 21st century. It’s a song about the constant bombardment of information and electronic noise. We live in a time where it’s really hard to switch off and escape the wider world. Everyone wants to be a celebrity and it feels like modern culture worships irrelevant, meaningless content. It’s so easy to lose yourself in an ever-increasing noisy society”
This rousing anthemic theme defines modern times, with the proliferation of information filling our landscape, while our filters have not yet had a chance to catch-up, to sort through the debris and take the snippets of information that nourish and benefit us. It makes me think of some artwork sent to me recently for a new album cover for Japanese artist Motoha Sano by artist Peter Curzon, illustrating the distractions of modern life, beyond a beautiful and simplistic backdrop, before technology, uninhibited by the competing distractions and media buzz.
These guys are punching all the right notes in all the right places, with excellent lyricism, poignant and relevant, we expect to be hearing lots more from them soon, as they provide the soundtrack for a new generation.