BEX is a real up-and-comer on the UK scene. Delivering punk-rock fury for Generation Z and beyond, their brand of chaotic music brilliantly captures the creativity and catharsis of the underground. And with tracks like this new one, they are ready to leap into the spotlight.
The song is called “SPYD4 K1NG” and is a masterclass in lyrical turns. The words that BEX conjures are the sort that can be taken in whatever way you need them to. A gripping description of a predator waiting for its prey, it is genius in its own unique way.
Here’s what they had to say about it:
“Starting light-hearted, the song can be interpreted as you are ‘just’ a spider on the wall watching in on someone’s life – yet holding & having so much power. The power construct of being small but mighty is what I like to explore. In the grand scheme of things, you are just a spider, building your home within somebody else’s, watching their lives unravel and move around you. Yet, when you are noticed you are terrifying, you are suddenly in charge of all the homes. You are now more than a bug.
The second theme that’s hidden within the track is around fear and anxiety. The music video explores this by showing the character scared and anxious about this spider in the corner. The spider has covered the motel with cobwebs – because of this, the character cannot complete everyday tasks such as answering the phone, getting dressed – tasks that some people with mental health disorders struggle to do daily. Throughout the video, the character builds strength and becomes the spider.
They eventually take the power into their own hands and are able to destroy the webs and complete the tasks they were attempting at the start. The webs represent anxiety, the spider represents recovery and help. I liked the idea of this being a spider because sometimes you find help in the most peculiar places. The video shows that there is a light at the end of the tunnel for everyone.
For those who are perhaps struggling with their mental health or personal situations, this is to help give them hope to overcome those battles that seem small to everyone else but insurmountable to them. The smallest things hold the most power.”
It follows on from “Slave 2 The Grind”. You can check out here performed as part of The Otherside Sessions: