Trophy Eyes are edging closer and closer to the release of their new album Suicide and Sunshine. It’s set to be a raw, ravenous and rousing piece of grounded and human art. And the band have been delivering some of their most vital work to date in preparation. They have also shared another teaser to tide us over until the full album drops next month. It is quite simply exceptional.
It’s called “Life In Slow Motion” and takes things to a glacial pace. Heavenly synths coat John Floreani’s voice, full of so much hurt and heartache, before bursting into life in glorious color. It’s a song all about life itself. The good and the bad, the easy and the difficult, the little things that make us shine and the big things that change our course. It’s a summation of everything that Trophy Eyes is about, presented in a way that only Trophy Eyes could.
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John had this to say about it:
“‘Life in Slow Motion’ is my assessment of life itself, and the way we as humans navigate life and time here on Earth.
Searching for meaning in chaos, I found myself seeing signs in number patterns and small examples of beauty in ordinary life. A hug at the bar exchanged between friends, a crinkled photo of a loved one kept close. A kindness or a smile.
What they mean, I can’t say, but sometimes if you look hard enough and sit quietly enough, life reaches out and speaks to you.”
Suicide and Sunshine will be yours on June 23rd via Hopeless Records.
John summed up the album beautifully right here:
“It’s the human experience. What we experience and how we navigate it. The millions of tiny flashes of light that are memories and thoughts and feelings and smells, all those little moments make up a lifetime.
They’re beautifully tragic because they don’t mean anything to anyone, and on the scale of everything in the universe don’t mean a damn thing. But it’s so beautiful that they happen in the first place.”
And here is the previously released “Blue Eyed Boy” as a bonus treat: