Neck Deep have released, Fall, the third single from their highly-anticipated fourth album due next month.
On the heels of a trio of albums that turned Neck Deep from underground heroes to breakout stars, All Distortions Are Intentional is the biggest and boldest step yet in the creative evolution for the Welsh band.
Speaking of the new track, the band’s frontman Ben Barlow explains, “Fall is a song about excess, release and escape. Although not a healthy coping mechanism we can all relate to turning to substances and social situations to liberate us from the internal struggles of life. This song paints a point in which Jet meets his newfound love, Alice for the first time. A wild night where love blossoms in the midst of excess and escapism from the come up to the comedown and the realities both of those things bring. It sets us up for a love story full of ups, downs, discoveries and epiphanies”
Barlow continues “While we would love to show this love at first sight, Covid19 has made shooting videos all the more challenging. So, we looked at some of the things we love most- fucking around on tour and skateboarding. We decided to reach out to skaters that we have met along our touring journey, that we believe deserve some recognition, and give them a platform to display their amazing talents. We also dug into our archive of tour footage and put it to good use. Giving you an insight into the world of Neck Deep. Expect to get all nostalgic looking back on better days, but also to stoke up some excitement for when things are back to normal. It’s all just good-hearted fun, both in the track and in the video and we hope you enjoy listening and watching as much as we and this great bunch of skaters had whilst doing all this crazy shit!”
No mere collection of songs, All Distortions Are Intentional is conceptually rich, with themes of disconnection, existential confusion, and the search for meaning. The album tells the story of a loner named Jett, who lives in a place dubbed Sonderland, a combination of ‘Wonderland’ and the somewhat obscure word ‘sonder’: the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, with their own ambitions and worries. “It’s that strange existential realisation that you are not the entire world,” explains singer Ben Barlow. “Everyone around you feels and lives the same way that you do. You’re just an extra in their story.”
All Distortions Are Intentional, set for release on Friday 24 July 24th on Hopeless Records and is available for pre-order now. Stay up to date with all Neck Deep releases, live dates and more via their official website, Facebook page and Twitter from where they tweet as @NeckDeepUK.