Independent hard rock band Pharmacose debuted the lead single from its new album last week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Smash‘ Jan. 20. The song, which is available to stream and download through Spotify and Apple Music, is featured in the band’s forthcoming album, Prescription Fiction. The record is scheduled for release this spring with its exact release date under consideration.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Smash’ is a melodic hard rock style composition. Its melodies and harmonies make it an easy fit for any active rock radio station programmer’s playlist. That is because it sounds like so much of that is already on most mainstream stations.
Front man Wes Jones said the song’s lyrical theme takes the band in a less traveled direction than in its existing songs.
“When I was trying to decide what to write the lyrics about, I felt that we had done a lot on mental health, so I wanted to branch out a bit. I have always been interested in what I call the ‘fun conspiracy theories,’ notably things such as UFOs, ancient aliens, the Mothman, etc,” said Jones. “Growing up, I had a great uncle who was a brilliant aerospace engineer, and he was into all this stuff. It was really cool to see someone with such a strong science and engineering background and was into all this. So, I wanted to explore that interest some more. I came to realize that reading about those subjects made me feel very isolated, since it’s not a mainstream way of thinking. It made me a bit sad to think that. It made me wonder how many people were knowledgeable in this area but took this information to the grave because no one was interested in hearing about it.
Added Jones, “These realizations were the literal ‘smash.’ The irony is that now I feel a bit more justified due to all the information about UFOs that came out over the summer. I suppose that the sentiment this song conveys is a bit dated now with all this crazy footage being released, but I think the feelings of isolation are legitimate.”
Jones concluded, “I’m by no means saying that I think aliens are here and the Mothman exists, but I think we should be open to the notion that the normal person has no idea about what’s really going on.”
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