Then, with the release of their self-titled EP, the band further developed their music to create something truly special. So fresh off its release, we caught up with the band for a track by track run-down.
Fresh off the release of their incredible new self-titled EP, we caught up with Brisbane six-piece The Belladonnas for a run-down on each track.
We often find ourselves writing dark moody songs, but for Japan, we wanted to try something that showed our brighter, more livelier side. It’s a song full of wanderlust which we all experience whilst in our boring day jobs. Japan takes us into another world outside of 9-5.
Blind is perhaps the most political song off the EP. The lyrics weave a tale all too familiar with our generation through core concepts like the distrust with journalism, corrupt politicians, and the lure of unethical money to make everything “alright.” The dark moody atmosphere is supported by heavy goth synths and distorted guitars.
Mr. Rasta was one of the first songs that we wrote together as a band. While we were in university, we performed a set of reggae songs and this began our journey with this genre. Mr. Rasta was a culmination of the love that we found with this style of music.
Puppets was written near the start of our inception as a band. It was inspired by other heavy dub songs around at the time from the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop and The Red Eyes. It’s a dark story about feeling like you have to do what everyone else tells you and about the things you do to get what you want.
White Wall is about lacking motivation to do anything. It’s about being stuck at a point where you just don’t know what to do and having to remember what it is that got you to where you are in the first place. It came around a time that the band were seemingly at a dead end. We didn’t really have the motivation to keep going with our music, but then through that came White Wall.