Royal Tusk Tackles 'Isolation and Authoritarianism' In Brutal 'Aftermath' Premiere

Royal Tusk Tackles 'Isolation and Authoritarianism' In Brutal 'Aftermath' Premiere


Canadian arduous rockers Royal Tusk pack a brutal message into "Aftermath," the primary single from its upcoming sophomore album Tusk II. Now it has an equally brutal video, premiering solely under, to go together with it.

The music is a mirrored image of the occasions, in line with frontman Daniel Carriere. "It's impressed by the concept our tradition is being desensitized to violence by means of all kinds of stuff — every thing we see on-line, TV, all of that," Carriere tells Streets Talkin. "When I wrote it I used to be fascinated with the Pulse nightclub, the (Las) Vegas shootings, these tragedies that maintain taking place, and I'm like, 'Why is it I can sleep at evening with all this horrible shit occurring?' That was the inception of the thought, and the video wrests with these sorts of themes of isolation, tragedy, authoritarianism — principally, how does anyone cope with all this enter and overload and make their manner."

In the video, directed by Evan Dennis, the primary character copes a life-style of Clockwork Orange mayhem, together with fights, medication and confrontations with police — interspersed with footage of the quartet taking part in the music. "It's an setting that appears actually form of poisonous," Carriere notes. "It's actually watching the normalization of injuring individuals. It's simply so jarring. It's actually attention-grabbing to think about what brings somebody to that."

"Aftermath" has been stirring factor up since its launch earlier this 12 months, producing about 500,000 streams to date on Spotify as Royal Tusk gears up for the Oct. 26 launch of Tusk II, and a tour with labelmates Pop Evil. "Just the actual fact it's been acquired in any respect is nice," Carriere says, "and particularly getting suggestions from individuals who establish with the ideas it's frightening. I couldn't be happier that persons are listening to it and taking part in it on the radio, and so forth." The music's hard-hitting sound, in the meantime, is an efficient introduction to Tusk II, which it recorded in Toronto with producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Monster Truck). The LP steps past what followers heard on 2016's DealBreaker.

"To be sincere, we appeared like vacationers within the genres of music we had been taking part in earlier than," Carriere acknowledges. "We've at all times been a rock band, and we had been form of dabbling within the indie rock world. It simply didn't really feel proper. We grew up on this bizarre time the place it felt like a fake pas to like heavy guitar. Now I notice how foolish that was. We're actually happy with the rock file we made; We wished to play one thing sincere and true — and we wished to play some rattling guitar, in order that's what we did."