MUSIC NEWS: October Drift Release New Single ‘Airborne Panic Attack’
October Drift have released their new single Airborne Panic Attack.
“The majority of the lyrics for Airborne Panic Attack were written before the pandemic at the start of 2020, but it wasn’t until coronavirus hit that they were suddenly brought into focus and began making much more sense to me. The mundanity of daily life in lockdown in contrast to the world falling apart lead me to look at the lyrics from a much less personal point of view,” comments frontman Kiran Roy.
Roy continues: “It seems like horrific events are happening on an almost daily basis – whether it’s the imminent disaster of climate change or the countless humanitarian issues we face. We watch these apocalyptic visions with bizarre detachment, feeling momentarily sick and then continuing to scroll through cat videos and recipe ideas, ignoring that one day these events could be unfolding on our own doorsteps with our phones doing the filming. Surrounding all this chaos is a backdrop of division, fuelled by politicians, media outlets, fear and uncertainty. People spend their precious energy at each other’s throats online or shouting into their own social media echo chambers while nothing changes.
“Airborne Panic Attack is the void between everyday life and these huge global problems that hang so heavy above us and feel so out of our hands. Ultimately though, it’s about not letting the weight destroy us and carving our own paths while we’re at it. If I’m a lab rat, I’ll take this chance to give my best dance.”
You can listen to the track below!
Like what you hear? You can stream the track from HERE.
October Drift are heading out on a headline UK tour in October/November, see them at the following dates.
Wed 6th – EDINBURGH – The Mash House
Fri 8th – BLACKPOOL – Bootleg Social
Sat 9th – LIVERPOOL – Jimmy’s
Sun 10th – HULL – The New Adelphi Club
Mon 11th – LEICESTER – The Cookie
Tue 12th – ST ALBANS – The Horn
Fri 5th – RAMSGATE – Music Hall
Sat 6th – BRIGHTON – Hope & Ruin
Sun 7th – SOUTHAMPTON – Heartbreakers
Mon 8th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach
Tickets are available from HERE.