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Trophy Eyes Share Gritty New Track “People Like You”

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Trophy Eyes’ new album, Suicide and Sunshine, is almost here. Like, literal days away. An album that may have been the band’s last but is turning out to be a fire in their stomach to why they love this band so much. Every taster track so far has been impassioned, personal and powerful in its own way, and that’s not looking like it is changing. That’s because the band have shared one more video before you get to listen to the whole thing.

It’s for “People Like You”, and it’s a gritty piece of Australian punk at its most grand. From the bellowed vocals of John Floreani to the dark gang vocal refrains, it’s a punishing and potent piece from a band that continue to surprise and delight themselves as much as us. Lyrically the song is about the class divide and the effect it has on you as a young person, but how it then reflects who you become and what you believe in as an adult.

John explains in more depth, ‘“People Like You”, is a song about growing up poor in the rural New South Wales town of Mudgee while the school kids around him came from wealthy, well-adjusted families. It’s me reflecting, and also firsthand memories of what was happening like they’re staring at the holes in my shoes, and the embarrassment and desire to belong, and not understanding why you don’t. It’s like a protest against the idea of class and happy families.”

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Trophy Eyes will be giving you Suicide and Sunshine this Friday (June 23) via Hopeless Records. John had this to say as a means of summing up what the record means to him:

“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.”

It will also include “Blue Eyed Boy“, “What Hurts The Most“, “Kill” and “Life In Slow Motion”, which you can check out below:

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