As their massive 2022 begins to
wind down, Graphic Nature are already looking ahead to next year with the release
of their debut album, a mind waiting to die.
Due out on February 17, 2023 via
Rude Records, it follows their new skin EP and, according to vocalist Harvey
Freeman, is packed with “pure anger over heavy riffs and drum beats”.
“This is our debut album,” he says.
“We wrote the entirety of the record during lockdown when things were at their
darkest. A lot of the lyrical content stems from personal experience and
challenges with mental health and isolation.
“Each song has a different subject,
much like our previous tracks. We dive deep into depression, thoughts that lead
you to a very dark place, frustration, sensory overload, anxiety, trauma,
relationship issues etc. It’s a lot to take in and we’ve portrayed it in what
we believe to be a perfect representation of how our heads process these
things: pure anger over heavy riffs and drum beats. It’s what we do.”
To coincide with the news, the band
have shared new single Killing Floor, which Harvey calls “an interesting song. I
wrote the lyrics in a completely different style to any song we’ve ever written
before. Usually I write about things that I go through in day to day life,
emotions that I struggle with. But this track is very different, I wrote the
song from the perspective of a wannabe serial killer… someone that isn’t seen
by the public eye but craves the attention and thrill of the consequences that
come with killing another human being.
“The character from the video has
watched far too many movies and takes things quite literally. If you’re an avid
film watcher you will see many references to certain movies and tv shows like
American Psycho, The Zodiac, Joker, Dexter etc. He also based his ‘mask’ on
characters like Mankind from WWE and Hush from Batman.
“There’s a certain dark humour to
his movements and actions. How he speaks to himself and dances around the room.
He keeps a journal of people he’s stalking currently. He is very amateur but
thinks he’s the best at his craft. The song itself is probably one of our more
creative songs we’ve written.”
Watch the video for Killing Floor