Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Nouveau Arcade’s Jumpsuit

Seattle duo Nouveau Arcade will release their album Dead Hearts on 20th July via FiXT, but ahead of that comes a cover of 21 Pilots‘ ‘Jumpsuit’ as their latest single.

“We’re all in danger” proclaims the latest industrial post punk release from Nouveau Arcade. ‘Jumpsuit’, features acclaimed Pendulum drummer KJ Sawka is a fierce and fast-paced packed with heavy guitars, ethereal synths, and steady electronic rhythms. The original lyrics are pushed to the forefront by an aggressive screaming vocal performance.  

You can check out the video to it here at RAMzine, as you can previous recent single ‘Static Eyes‘, an alternative rock synthwave fusion, and the opening track on their new album.

Not content to fit into a box, Nouveau Arcade‘s first album Dead Hearts is an amalgam of genres, featuring everything from synthwave and cyberpunk, to modern alternative rock and pop, industrial and Goth, and even a dash of EDM and dubstep.
 
With many tracks written during the pandemic Dead Hearts is a complex album dealing with escapism, adversity, loss, getting through rough times, and living in a constant state of fear. The album also includes their own take on the iconic Garbage single ‘Only Happy When It Rains’” and new single ‘Jumpsuit’.

“There is a word that we kept coming back to when we were working on this and that is escapism,” explained Nouveau Arcade. “When you wake up in the morning and you look at your phone, and you go to work, and you stare at your computer and you come home and you watch your television set and you look at your iPad. And someone asks you a question and you have to check it on Google and so you look at a screen, and then you’re staring at another screen, and then more screens. You actually don’t know who you are at the end of the day. And then you go to sleep and do it all over again.

“We all know this, we all feel this. So, we just wrote a song about it. That’s really it. We think the challenge is getting back to who we are. What we want to be, how we live into our created identity in this world. So, this album, that song, is just a challenge to do that. It has to start somewhere and that’s where it goes. That’s why we opened this record with that and that way we can open the playing field for the emotions as we search inside ourselves for who we want to be and who we want to become, so we can make the world a better place.”

You can pre-order Dead Hearts here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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