Chief State Tackles Mental Health Concerns In New Single

Courtesy: Mutant League Records

Independent rock band Chief State is hoping to release its new album in the new year.

While audiences wait for the record, the band is providing a way to tide fans over. It comes in the form of the band’s new single, ‘Metaphors‘ and its companion lyric video. The band debuted the pair Thursday.

The song’s lyric video is relatively straightforward in its presentation. It features a person curled up, knees brought to his/her face, as the song’s lyrics are presented next to him/her. Meanwhile the song plays over the simple visualization.

The musical arrangement featured in the band’s new standalone song will appeal to any pop punk fan. That is evidenced clearly through the collective instrumentation and vocals presented in the song. The collective presentation is comparable to works from so many pop punk acts.

The lyrical theme featured in the band’s new single takes on the topic of the difficulty that people generally have in talking about their mental health. It is well known that people generally do not talk about the topic because of the stigma that is still attached to the matter, so for the band to go this route, lyrically is deserving of praise.

Guitarist Nik Pang talked about the noted theme in a prepared statement.

“‘Metaphors’ is about being in a really dark place, but not knowing how to communicate that to your loved ones,” he said. “Instead of saying what you mean, and exactly how you feel, it’s easy to gloss over it and be super generic and vague.”

More information on Chief State’s new single and coming album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:




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