SLOTHRUST – ” Cranium “

Posted: February 24, 2021 in MUSIC
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Slothrust are back in our heads with sweet medicine for our hearts, sharing a brand new single and video, ‘Cranium’, out today on Dangerbird Records. As the band’s first release since 2019, it’s safe to say a lot has happened between now and then. With scores of viable candidates stepping up to claim the mantle of the ‘very saddest girl in rock’, the many skills of Slothrust bandleader Leah Wellbaum are put to much better use in other pursuits.

The new single vividly captures Wellbaum’s powerful voice as a songwriter, lyricist and guitar player and demonstrates an intellectual curiosity and emotional confidence that has deepened in scope as the band’s profile has steadily risen.

With bandmates Will Gorin (drums) and Kyle Bann (bass/keyboards) rounding out the trio’s essential framework, Wellbaum’s quirky visual and tactile inspirations come to life. “I think of ‘Cranium’ as an absurd mating ritual dance by one of those beautiful complex birds with iridescent tail feathers. Except instead of feathers, I am holding family heirloom tweezers and my hands are coated in honey. It’s sweet, but incredibly uncomfortable and definitely overbearing,” Wellbaum said of the new single.

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At long last, a new song for you. This one is called “Cranium”. And, there is a very beautiful (in my opinion) music video co-directed by yours truly and our amazing longtime collaborator, Adam Stone. This song is about wanting to serve love but not knowing the “right” way to do so— often offering too much, or something unwanted entirely. It is a promise to love both absurdly and impossibly with a heavy sprinkle of pain. 

Thank you in advance for coming with us on this ride. Take some time to celebrate your mind and we shall do the same. 

Released February 24th, 2021

Produced by Billy Bush

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