Last month, SeeYouSpaceCowboy and If I Die First announced their upcoming split, A Sure Disaster, by releasing the project's collaborative centerpiece, the wonderfully chaotic "bloodstainedeyes" and its splat-tastic music video. Now, SYSC are giving us a taste of one of their solo songs from the five-track project, and it's a writhing, shape-shifting stomper called "Painting a Clear Picture From a Unreliable Narrator."
After kicking off with some delightful hand claps, the San Diego metalcore juggernauts blend their signature sasscore with a soaring clean chorus, grindy blast beats and a couple chuggy breakdowns. The band have made enormous sonic leaps since their early days as a mathy screamo group, and after dipping their toes in early 2000s metalcore (think Poison the Well, From Autumn to Ashes) on their 2019 debut The Correlation Between Entrance and Exit Wounds, this song marks their full plunge into more melodically-driven terrain — and without sacrificing an iota of their chaotic heaviness. Listen above via YouTube, and you can pre-order the full split via Pure Noise Records.
"We are really excited to share this track cause I think it serves as a good sample for how we have been approaching music for SYSC for the future," frontperson Connie Sgarbossa tells Revolver. "Over quarantine we spent a lot of time writing and discussing what we wanted to do moving forward and we came to the conclusion we wanted to create something that was distinctly us again. So we explored combining the old elements that we identified most with us back in the day, the sass and hectic weird nature and played around with pairing that with more melody and emotion and I think this track is indicative of that evolution of us as a band as well as reclaiming our identity."