Florida alt-metal quartet MOODRING have announced their new album Stargazer. It arrives June 10 via UNFD. Pre-order it here.
Stargazer is soaked and splattered with shades of crimson, black, and blue. It explores themes of pain and loss, sex and addiction, love and death against a gloriously patchwork musical backdrop. Fans of Deftones and Loathe, take note, as Moodring mix swaths of moody, ’90s grunge and thunderous, ’00s hard rock into a unique and unforgettable sonic blend.
“We were excited to explore deeper themes and different aspects of our band throughout the full length,” shares vocalist Hunter Young, who co-produced Stargazer at his home studio, The Swamp Sound, alongside collaborator Austin Coupe. “The album dives into our pool of influences unabashedly but resurfaces as its own entity. Each song was written with personal meaning and multiple themes, whilst remaining ambiguous and open enough for listeners to relate in their own way.”
Today, the band has shared the video for “SYNC.wav,” a thick, pulsing, sultry, and slow-burning crush that typifies the duality at the core of the album and, indeed, its creators.
“The intention of ‘SYNC.wav’ was to create something that was blatantly erotic but expressed through one of the more crushing and heavy sides of the album,” shares Young. “It describes the moment you start falling for someone or something, the intoxicating romantic aura of it all. But on the flipside, it also addresses a human tendency to drown in that very same romance. It’s about losing yourself completely, for better and worse. The title itself highlights that inherent ambiguity, with opposing meanings stemming from the one word that is repeated throughout — to ‘sink’ or to ‘sync.’ Despite the overt sexual references on the surface, at its core the lyrics tackle two different things that all too often collide with each other: romance and addiction. Addicted to love, addicted to sex, addicted to the moment.”
Hunter Young — Vocals/Guitar/Production
Sean Dolich — Guitar/Backing vocals
Kalan Blehm — Bass
Lindy Harter — Drums