Higgs Field evoke the kind of imagery usually reserved for novelist Stephen King on bloodthirsty new single Us Forever.
Higgs Field has today (February 24) released their first single of 2023, a thunderous love letter titled Us Forever. The metal-leaning song is befitting of the South Australian pop-punk band, complete with screamo vocals courtesy of singer Dylan Leggett and a clamorous chorus amplified by bassist Kyle Gleed’s ear-splitting strums.
Upon a closer listen, however, Us Forever belies the initial romance of its lyrics with a decidedly bloodthirsty take on love.
“You cut my face now I’m bleeding,” Leggett sings with the kind of imagery usually reserved for a Stephen King novel. “Cut your heart out, start the feeding.” Speaking of the track in a press statement, Higgs Field said: “On a first listen you’d be forgiven for missing the subject matter completely,” the band said. “[Us Forever] goes deep into the psyche of a killer, seeking connection in the most psychotic way.”
Us Forever dips into both noisy metal and pop-adjacent aesthetics, offering a successful reflection of a once-sweet romance now feverish to the point of insanity. Perhaps the standout of Us Forever arrives with its pre-chorus, with gradually ascending instrumentals reminiscent of an early-aughties pop-punk banger. It’s also hard to look past Leggett’s screamo-laden bridge, which bookends the song’s cannibalistic tale with fittingly hardcore vocals.
Us Forever marks Higgs Fields’ follow-up single to Leader in the eye, which arrived last year. Elsewhere, the band — also comprised of drummer Bradley Frost and guitarist Liam Brown — have released the 2021 debut EP Paracusia. Since their inception in 2018, Higgs Field has played alongside the likes of Spiderbait, Kingswood and Horror My Friend, among others.
The Mount Gambier-hailing band have performed a slew of shows and festival appearances in recent months, including Close 2 Home Festival in October and Stone & Dust Festival the following month — the last of which saw them joined by rapper Seth Sentry. Get stuck into Higgs Fields’ new single Us Forever below, and keep an eye out for the SA quintet’s forthcoming releases due out soon.
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