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News : Prog metallers Figures launch ‘Someone Uninvited’ music video.

By on July 10, 2020

Melbourne based independent progressive metal outfit, Figures is today launching their new single/music video ‘Someone Uninvited’. This is the second single to coincide with the band’s forthcoming debut album ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ which is currently available for pre-order here. Digital streamers can jump on this link to get a first glimpse of the new single.

The new album will be released on July 17th, and has gained the attention of various metal media from around the globe, including BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, plus Triple j’s The Racket, The Faction, AndrewHaugRadio and Triple M’s Hard N’ Heavy to name but a few.

The album’s second single comes a week out from the release of their debut album. The band state that they wrote ‘Someone Uninvited’ at the time that the Australian Equal Rights Marriage plebiscite was taking place, seemingly dividing the country but, as the band saw it, simply irritating everyone involved who just wanted to live their lives the way they wanted.

For full details head to the band’s official website.

“Someone Uninvited was a much pulsier and punky song than we had ever written prior, but it was instantly a favourite to both the band and those closest to us, which is why we wanted it to be a single”, comments Figures vocalist Mark Tronson.

“The message in the lyrics – that of standing up to oppression and dehumanisation – are unfortunately always relevant, even more so in 2020. For the video, we felt that the lyrics spoke for themselves and, rather than taking a narrative route, went for something that visually captures the overall sonic vibe of the record.

Extending beyond the confines of ‘Someone Uninvited’, the single’s accompanying video is also a reflection of Figures’ upcoming debut album overall. “Conceptually the record was meant to sound glitchy, static, frantic and very high energy, so that ended up being the basis for the ‘Someone Uninvited’ video, so all those elements are present and people can really get a feel for the full record. We also went for a loose “lyric video” feel, as we decided that we wanted to encourage people to start singing along to our music!” said Tronson.