The Funeral Portrait have shared a new track titled “Dark Thoughts“. The band are continuing to travel down a path of their own creation to a beat that only they know. Utilizing as many theatrical tendencies as will allow and bringing drama and decadence to the forefront. They are some of the finest showmen in the scene right now. 2023 has seen them add a few more hits to their repertoire. They come in the form of “Alien“, “Voodoo Doll” and “Generation Psycho“. Oh, and not forgetting their shimmering cover of Radiohead’s “Creep“. And now, with their fourth release of the year, they are taking things up a notch.
“Dark Thoughts” is the sort of jaunty and jangling piece of pop-rock that The Funeral Portrait have become renowned for. Flamboyant finger clicks, atmosphere keys and pulsating chords all ebb and flow over each other, creating a symphony of seething noise. Throw in a devilish vocal performance from ringleader Lee Jennings, and you have an anthem for the unhinged. For those who allow the intrusive thoughts to take over every now and then.
Lee had this to say about the track, detailing some of the inspiration behind it:
“‘Dark Thoughts’ is a fun and energetic song meant to highlight our own mental health struggles. It is deeply rooted in feeling trapped in your own head, like you have no one to reach out to who would understand or have an answer. It’s a statement both about the band and our fans. Depression, anxiety and mental health crisis events are a ubiquitous experience for us and the people who connect with our art. It can be such a terrifying and daunting task to try to overcome, but we hope that by connecting with others, we can support each other as a community in times when things seem the most bleak.”