Northlane Announce New Album, Obsidian, Drop First Single, “Echo Chamber”
Australian djent warriors Northlane have released the first single and video, “Echo Chamber,” from their newly announced album, Obsidian.
But this isn’t the same Northlane we’ve heard over the years. The band has pushed their sonic boundaries outward, injecting a healthy dose of electronica into their groovy, down-tuned rhythm attack. This is a good thing! Djent on its own is stale. The band likely knows this. Yay for creative risks.
Lyrically, the song tackles the toxicity of social media, especially in light of recent whistleblower revelations that social networks actively and knowingly favor engagement metrics over mental health. Frontman Marcus Bridge explains:
“It’s hard to be on the internet without seeing people get continuously angry about something. We’re addicted to having a hot take about nothing and it’s quite exhausting. At the same time, I shouldn’t let it bother me that much but it’s like a ringing in my ears after a while, so I’m praying I go deaf.”
You can check out “Echo Chamber” below. Obsidian, which also features the previously-released single “Clockwork,” is set for release on April 1, 2022 via Believe.