September 25, 2017
The Darkness seem to have a lot to say about their experience on Southern Rail. That’s what their new song is about. ‘Southern Trains’ is featured on the glam-rockers’ fifth album, Pinewood Smile, due October 6. The lyrics might shock with their straightforwardness, but the drive and the melody of the track take the lead, so the in-your-face lyrics accompany the music just fine. And there’s no need to go into interpretations: take the chorus, for instance:
It’s a journey into pure despair
There are fucking assholes everywhere
I can smell this sad shit in the air
Fuck you, southern trains, we’re not getting anywhere.
In their album, Pinewood Smile, The Darkness point out the importance of not taking yourself too seriously in the music business. “Rock has always had a certain amount of humor attached to it,” guitarist Dan Hawkins recently said in an interview with NME. “That’s never changed, has it? We’re a rock band and there aren’t many rock bands left. We’re part of a dying breed. […] There’s almost too much of a risk to not take yourself serious these days. It is harder for bands these days.”
Watch the selfie-filled video for ‘Southern Trains’ below and tell us what you think of the lyrics and the visuals. Share your thoughts in the comments, and join AlteRock Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned for rock and metal news.
Pinewood Smile Album Tracklist:
‘All The Pretty Girls’
‘Buccaneers Of Hispaniola’
‘Why Don’t The Beautiful Cry?’
‘Japanese Prisoner Of Love’
‘Lay Down With Me, Barbara’
‘I Wish I Was In Heaven’
‘Stampede Of Love’