Northlane have released their new stand-alone single, “Vultures” today via UNFD. The track is the bands most aggressive song in years, seeing them at their dark and scathing best — but entirely on their own terms.
Confronting those who’ve tried to contain Northlane over the years, “Vultures” is a frantic purge of frustration and bile, carried forth by the band at their heavy best. Northlane frontman Marcus Bridge has been on the receiving end of wild expectation and criticism ever since he stepped up to the microphone in 2014 and he’s had enough.
“The main message is not having to live up to someone’s expectations or live within someone’s idea of what you should be,” says Bridge. “It stems from a built-up number of things over the last few years that comes with people expecting what we are supposed to sound like as a band since I’ve come on board. A lot of that stuff that has given us this feeling to want to talk about it. It’s important to be true to yourself and not let anyone mould you in a way that isn’t the way you want to be.
“Just being able to talk about this subject at a point in time now where I see Northlane as being our band now, I don’t feel like the new guy anymore. It feels like we are finally doing us and it’s all feeling a lot more natural.”
Northlane’s new single Vultures is out now: https://unfd.lnk.to/Vultures Produced & Written by Northlane Co-produced by Drew Fulk Instrumental engineering and production by Chris Blancato Vocal engineering and production by Dave Petrovic Mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood Mastered by Ermin Hamidovic Video by Fvckrender Set fire To an icon Set fire